Pardew looks to shift responsibility on Rolando Aarons absence
Yesterday brought news from both the manager and player himself, that Rolando Aarons will be out for even longer after another setback.
The exciting winger will definitely miss both the Tottenham and Sunderland matches but Alan Pardew has indicated that it will almost certainly be into January before we’ll see Aarons again.
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Speaking about the young player, Alan Pardew had this to say;
“He’s had a little setback and we will have to wait and see on that.
“We have to make sure we get him through and ready to go. He is a young lad, and we think because he is a young lad and he’s still growing, the hamstring issue is so delicate.”
Putting pressure on…;
“We’re going to have to make sure we get him across the line for the New Year.
“He’s a very exciting player and to be honest I have missed him. I’m putting a lot of pressure on the medical department that I don’t miss him again.”
So Alan Pardew is putting the onus/responsibility on his medical department for Rolando Aarons’ availability.
This was what the manager and player said after Rolando Aarons was thrown into the Manchester City League Cup match in late October with next to no preparation.
(Question To Alan Pardew) Rolando had been out for a while and hadn’t played a reserve game or anything like that, was it a gamble to play him?
“Yes, I was advised not to but he did a little bit yesterday in training that I thought warranted him forty five minutes.
“We never planned to play him longer than that but for forty five minutes he showed the quality he has got.”
(Question To Rolando Aarons) You came off at half-time, was that always the plan?
“No, I was just knackered.
“I was tired and I think the gaffer noticed, and I kind of told him, so he took me off.
“I was knackered today and I was a bit slow and off the pace but obviously happy to get the goal and contribute.”
Rolando Aarons was then used the following Saturday (3 days after Man City) and hasn’t been available since, going down with same injury after being involved in those two games in quick succession.
Papiss Cisse has also experienced ongoing injury problems after he was thrown into the Hull match against medical advice, so let’s hope the medical department are also on their toes now with him…
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