Rolando Aarons is finally fit and playing in the Newcastle first team, but not on the wing as most fans would have expected but at left back – and that’s because of yet another injury crisis at Newcastle that has left us short of players.
Foe one so young, Rolando put in a very good display last Saturday in the vital 1-0 win against West Brom at home – and he showed remarkable confidence and composure at times in that game.
Rolando Aarons – wants to stay at Newcastle
It will be a much stiffer test at Stamford Bridge on Saturday against Chelsea in the early kick-off game – and with players such as Jack Colback and maybe Paul Dummett returning from injury it will be interesting to see who Steve McClaren plays at left back.
Aarons’ contract runs out in June and he has had an injury ravaged time of it since a year last summer, when he was so impressive in pre-season and at the start of last season – before he got inured.
Aarons was asked if he sees a future for himself at Newcastle and this is what he said in the Chronicle today:
“Yeah, that’s what I want to do – play for Newcastle. I think everybody knows that. I am just happy to be here.”
“Even if you are 30, players like that bring quality. We are all happy for them to be part of the team.”
“This is a blessing for me. I have been out injured for a while so to be playing games in front of 50,000 people is a dream come true. I’m happy.”
“I will play wherever they ask me at Newcastle. It’s not about me, it’s about the team so I will do whatever I have to do. I’m basically a winger but playing a bit further back.”
“It’s taken me a couple of games to get used to it, but I will do what I have to do for the club.” “We could have made it a bit more comfortable for ourselves but we did well to win.”
“We have been unlucky a lot of times this season. Against West Brom, it was the type of game we should be putting to bed. We didn’t last Saturday but ground out the result.”
Those are really positive words from the Newcastle youngster.
Rolando is one of six players whose contracts run out at Newcastle in June – and we would be extremely surprised if he doesn’t get a new deal to stay on Tyneside.
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