Exciting Player Close To Newcastle Return – Thanks Fans


Rolando Aarons is almost fit again according to Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez, but the England U20 International has been told  he will have to work hard to get into the first team with so many players in-form and able to play on either wing.

Those in front of him in the pecking order for a position on the wing are Matt Ritchie, Yoan Gouffran and Christian Atsu and they have all been on form since Rolando picked up his injury in the EFL Cup tie against Cheltenham Town on August 23rd.

It was a serious injury – a broken metatarsal in his foot – which initially was expected to keep him out of the side for two months.

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Rafa Benitez with Rolando Aarons in pre-season training

But it’s now been a little over that but it’s good news the Jamaican-born winger is close to full fitness again.

This is what Rafa has said today about the fitness of Rolando:

“He’s getting closer.” “He’s running and doing the tests.” “He was fine. He had surgery. He was wearing trainers and now he’s fine with the boots.”

“He’s quite close now for Leeds.” “He has to be fit for a while and then we will give him some time and some minutes.”

“The main thing is to be sure he has no problems and can compete with the rest of the team.”

“Now it’s good in one way because we have very good players, but it’s bad for him because he has to work harder.”

Over the last three season Rolando Aarons has played 22 times with 3 goals and he has shown great potential.

The 20 year-old would improve if he was to get a long run in the side and that could be difficult with so much competition for places at Newcastle these days.

And he has sent out a tweet to thank fans who have believed in him.

Comments welcome.



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36 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Nov 11, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Rolando my man
    You probably read this stuff, given your free time. So…
    Work on that fitness issue, injuries are holding your progress back, as you well know. Wait, bide your time

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  • hibbit

    Nov 11, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #2

    cyprus

    till the dawn of Rafa injuries were holding the whole club back not just Aarons

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  • AncientC

    Nov 11, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #3

    I think taking fitness perhaps too seriously could be a problem with Aarons. He has a lot to prove, after the unholy schooling that Aaron Lennon gave him last season.

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-uniteds-rolando-aarons-says-9663234 :From 2015.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 11, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Didn’t they just give him a new long deal, they must think the injuries are just bad luck rather than an on going concern. We’ve never really had a chance to see him properly because of the injuries and I’m not sure what to make of him.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 11, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Hibbit
    True. But the lad sure has had his share.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 11, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #6

    So who’s going to win tonight, England or Scotland

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  • cyprus

    Nov 11, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Rafa will need to work hard to keep that mitro. Maybe the fans too. I always liked Gayle, wondered why he was only a sub as when he came on he was good with palace. But, in my mind, mitro is the real deal. Like Carroll, he can… terrify defenses… Na na na na..

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 11, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #8

    i see ritchie is on the bench

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 11, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #9

    RIP Robert Vaughn, the Man from UNCLE.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 11, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #10

    No love loss between the two, each set of fans booing each other.

    Hopefully the match will be a cracker.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 11, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #11

    the mighty Gordon Strachan has left Ritchie on the bench

    Biased, sure….but I don’t see a better player on that team other than Ritchie.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 11, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #12

    better player than Ritchie*

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 11, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Can’t believe Shelvey and Gayle are not in the squad and players like Townsend and Sturridge are.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 11, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Not being funny but why is Southgate a coach.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 11, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Hopefully Hanley will have a good game.

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  • TyneMouth

    Nov 11, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Trump in the White House, and now Holloway at QPR!
    Whatever next…

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 11, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #17

    England uninspiring so far. Poor game..

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 11, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #18

    I wonder if Ritchie will get a chance.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 11, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Very poor game indeed. Kick and rush football.
    Bringing on Ritchie might get the Jockinese a goal.

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Sorry to say, the trend is going to continue, especially if Southgate gets the job. We will top the group and qualify with a few games to go.
    When we get to the finals we will fluff it again. We don’t seem to have a cohesive plan. Some canny individual skills but no spirit about them.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #21

    This’ll be Strachan’s swansong, I imagine.

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #22

    Who is in the frame to replace him though? Not exactly a stampede..

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #23

    The English FA is without doubt the richest in the world. Roy Hodgson was on an obscene amount of money compared to other managers at the Euros. They should set aside a fund to send the 20 most talented young coaches around the world to work with the top clubs, the FA covering all wages and expenses, they should meet every three months to discuss their ideas and what they’ve learned, we might then produce a manager capable of managing one of the top PL clubs and winning things. We might then just end up with an English manager with more than a solitary league cup to his name.

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #24

    Sterling in my opinion is vastly overrated. All pace and nee brains. Classic example of him there. Head down, no awareness what’s going on. Keeps it when he should pass, then when he is in an ideal shooting position he tries to pass and balls it up.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #25

    Or worse still a Johnstones paint trophy.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Hanley hasn’t been great like

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #27

    10 minutes to change the game!

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #28

    WW
    Yeah he has looked very ordinary!

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #29

    How ridiculous does it look, Scotland pouncing around in pink, the big Jessie’s? Might as well have put their skirts on n’all 🙂

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #30

    Attack England. Attack attack

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #31

    sing
    Worryingly so considering he could soon be facing these players weekly

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #32

    Tough crowd tonight

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #33

    England v Spain next week should be interesting!

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #34

    jail

    forget england as a club why dont we do that
    old strolla is supposed to be very clever
    he also had an eye on coaching/managing

    we could do the same with some ex players that want to manage and coach

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  • kilbane

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:28 AM

    Comment #35

    I love Aarons from when I first watched him against Man city. He’ll need to work real hard cos Callum Roberts will soon get into the first team.

    Callum has been impressive and I’m sure premier league clubs will be keeping tabs on him. He’ll only stay if we guarantee him first team football.

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  • kilbane

    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:37 AM

    Comment #36

    Sorry.. Meant to say Longstaff not Roberts

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