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McClaren Decides This Player Not Ready For First Team

4:22 pm, Friday, September 25th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Steve McClaren has made 19 year-old Rolando Aarons available for a temporary loan spell, and that is a little surprising given that Newcastle are struggling to score goals and struggling to create chances.

Rolando showed a year ago he could both score goals and make goals for Newcastle, so allowing him to leave on loan seems a strange decision from the under pressure Newcastle head coach.

rolando aarons close up

Rolando Aarons – not ready for Newcastle first team?

The Mirror is reporting that McClaren is happy to allow the Caribbean born player to go out,  but only for a short-term loan.

It was noticeable that Rolando wasn’t in the squad of 18 on Wednesday night, but it seems he had a knock.

And that fourth defeat in a row and disappointing performance by Newcastle against the Owls makes it even more strange that McClaren doesn’t seem to think Aarons can do a job for Newcastle right now.

Of course we do have other players who are senior to Aarons who should be playing a lot better than they are at the moment and they include players like Thauvin, Obertan, Sissoko, Wijnaldum and de Jong.

So maybe the head coach believes he can get these more experienced players to come through for Newcastle in the near term.

If McClaren is going to give these more experienced players their chance, then it makes some sense to ensure Rolando gets first team games somewhere else.

Rolando needs them to progress and if and when he does go out on loan we expect a number of Championship clubs to come after him.

We also expect him to do very well on loan.

Rolando has played only 8 times for Newcastle with 2 goals but his contract runs out next summer, so we hope Newcastle can sign this youngster to a long-term contract very soon.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Newcastle U21 · Newcastle Youth · Rolando Aarons

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tinman // Sep 25, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    What is going on behind the scenes with Aarons. I would guess at least 75% of fans want him in or around the starting lineup and certainly coming off the bench.

    To do with the contract?

  • 2 Tinman // Sep 25, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    On the previous article, 2 centre backs would be absolutely fantastic!

  • 3 JackButler // Sep 25, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    If he’s not in SM’s plan right now, then it’s best he goes out on loan, but no doubt there will be a backlash over this as some talk about the young lad like he’s the next great thing in the game……………………….. But it’s not like we haven’t had a few disappointments when it comes to our young players before is it

  • 4 JackButler // Sep 25, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Blaster being questioned by Swiss authorities one thing being a payment made to one monsieur Platini

  • 5 bladeuser // Sep 25, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    F@@@ Steve Mac he is not the coach who will make any difference relegation is odds on as long as he is here

  • 6 lesh // Sep 25, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Lending Aarons out for a few weeks is probably not a bad move.

    Keeping him around a first team that’s said to have some unsettled players in it would probably unsettle the lad to the point where he might want out.

    Now that wouldn’t go down too well would it.

    And, on another matter, let’s hope the Ashley Out brigade keeps its head down and recognise that any protests whether against Ashley, Charnley, Carr, McClaren will only make a bad situation worse.

    Please, keep your powder dry lads and lasses – support the team, 110%.

  • 7 sloveniangeordie // Sep 25, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    I think McClaren doesn’t know what he doing. Send one of our best player out on loan is bizarre decision. He should be given some playing time instead of sending him away.

  • 8 beefman13 // Sep 25, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Mclaren and NUFC are a mockery, just frigan madness, cant even look at Mclaren at the minute, what an awful decision to put Aarons out on loan, he was more than ready last season, they have not got a clue, what the hell are they thinking???? and bloody obertan is ready i suppose shteve you numpty nuts.

  • 9 mactoon // Sep 25, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    IMO his pre season showed he is more than ready for the first team given the players who are getting on the pitch before him. Ludicrous decision

  • 10 lochinvar // Sep 25, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Bet he’s in the squad if he signs a new contract.

  • 11 TroubledToon // Sep 25, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Great… another brilliantly idiotic move!!!
    Steve M isn’t ready for the team!! Get him the freaking hell out!!!!!

  • 12 KevinLee // Sep 26, 2015 at 1:33 AM

    McClaren not ready for Newcastle first team too

  • 13 davis_toons // Sep 26, 2015 at 3:11 AM

    Rolando Aarons out on a short term loan is good move. He wont be learning in such fast pace environment.

    There not even a chance for him to start with regulars around and his confidence will only be destroy game by game.

    Like Zaha and all they need a lower league/ club to built up whatever (skill, knowledge, confidence) once they are able to adapt they will show the world they are ready just like Sterling, he adapted fast and he is now following the wave.

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