Rolando Aarons is back in action for Newcastle, making his playing return as part of the United reserve team squad that has travelled to Everton for tonight’s game.
A number of players have travelled who have first team experience for the Under 21 Premier League Cup match on Merseyside.
Kevin Mbabu, Yoan Gouffran and Jamaal Lascelles are also in line to play at Southport’s Merseyrail Community Stadium (formerly Haig Avenue), with all three unused substitutes against Arsenal on Saturday.
As for Rolando Aarons, now turned 20, he returns from yet another injury and still has yet to make a Premier League first eleven for Newcastle.
Despite being one of the few players to impress in pre-season, Aarons wasn’t selected by new boss Steve McClaren for any league matches and had only 57 minutes in substitute appearances, before picking up an ankle injury in training.
The winger is still yet to agree a new contract with Newcastle, negotiations that began over a year when Alan Pardew was still manager, are still yet to reach a conclusion.
*** The game had already been postponed once due to a waterlogged pitch and…now on Monday afternoon it has been called off yet again after failing a pitch inspection!
So Rolando Aarons will have to wait a little longer for a return to action, with the possibility he could be thrown straight into first team action at Watford in the FA Cup on Saturday.
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