Many fans have wondered what had happened to Rolando Aarons who has been out for four months since suffering a recurrence of his hamstring problem, after Alan Pardew rushed him back too early for the Man City League Cup win and Liverpool home match.

No updates had been forthcoming from the club and with not a single reserve match outing, many fans have assumed that his refusal to sign a new contract is tied up with his disappearance.

However, whatever the truth or not of that scenario, John Carver has now announced that Aarons has now got another injury problem which will keep him out of the Manchester United match on Wednesday, plus probably the Everton match a week on Sunday.

John Carver asked by the Shields Gazette about Rolando Aarons’ availability:

 “A week to 10 days – we are being careful with him, he has a hamstring issue and has tweaked his thigh.”

Whether the young winger would have been involved anyway is an unknown, but hopefully we will see him before the end of the season and fingers crossed, a new contract signed.