Rolando Aarons has not played for Newcastle since he came on as a sub for the injured Gabby Obertan on November 1st in the home 1-0 win against Liverpool – but he will probably feature in Saturday’s game at QPR – but it’s doubtful he will start the game.
Rolando Aarons – could return tomorrow
This is what coach John Carver said about the 19 year-old youngster who was great for us in pre-season and at the start of the season until he picked up some hamstring problems:
“We kept Rolando out of the U-21 game on Monday, because we felt he would get more benefit from the training this week.” “He has done a lot of hard work and is a lot fitter and stronger than he was a week ago.”
“He has been bright and has given me a bit of a headache, because the bench is getting stronger and we can only put seven players on there.” “We have got quite a few players who will be fighting to get on that pitch, and if the opportunity arises where I need to put Rolando on, I won’t have any hesitation.”
“I’m going to take a squad of 21 players down to London.” “Papiss Cisse got through 21 minutes last weekend against West Brom and has had a full week’s training, so he’s in a good place, and Gabriel Obertan will join the squad again.”
It’s going to be a big decision for John on Saturday who to start – and Rolando and Papiss Cisse are now almost fully fit, and surely we cannot keep two of our best players on the sidelines.
Cisse wants to start and John Carver may well give him a starting position on Saturday, but we would not expect Aarons to start – but we’d love the see him brought on in the second half and if all is well start him at home to West Ham in our final game of the season.