Rolando Aarons has said he will be knocking at the door of Rafa Benitez to ask if he can get a game before the season finishes in nine days time.
You have to have a lot of sympathy for the winger because of his injuries but he does have to now step up, if and when he does get the opportunity.
He is a player who has built a reputation on very little in reality, a few good matches and a handful of decent goals/creating chances in games, doesn’t add up to an awful lot.
Last season Rolando Aarons was involved in 11 Newcastle first team games as both starter and sub, not really suggesting he had progressed at all.
The last game of the season saw a promising cameo and goal in the 5-1 hammering of Spurs, leading to hopes that he could be a real force in the Championship.
Rafa Benitez gave him a start in the first home match of the season but Aarons was appalling, dragged off at half-time in the 2-1 loss to Huddersfield. Four other appearances as a substitute that month (August) showed very little either, before yet another injury.
Whilst recovering from injury, last October saw him arrested at 3am in the morning at a Newcastle nightspot.
The fight was reported to have started when Rolando Aarons went ‘berserk’ with a group of men who were dancing and ‘bumping and grinding’ with his auntie, then started filming it.
Rolando Aarons was charged with violent disorder and will next appear at Newcastle Crown Court on 3 May 2017, in between these final two games of the season.
Given a bumper five year new contract last August and with turning 22 in this coming November, Rolando Aarons has to start upping his game and producing the goods, and not just at 3am in bars/nightclubs.
Rolando Aarons speaking to the Chronicle:
“I want to come back and do what I normally do.
“I will try my best and go from there.
“I will be knocking on the gaffer’s door to see if I can play again this season – but I have to wait and see for that.”
“I have just missed out on the promotion push and watching on (on Monday night when winning promotion) was unbelievable.
“It was a game I would have loved to play in but I will be at the gaffer’s door.
“It’s a really special moment and we are back where we belong, it has been a hard journey but we are there. We are now looking forward to next season.
“I haven’t really had a lot of ups, but there’s been a lot of downs.
“Promotion is a massive up and it is more important for the team to get back to the Premier League.
“I am buzzing like anybody else – we are all just delighted to get promoted.”
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