New injury concern for Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren has yet another injury worry to add to his list, with Rolando Aarons having limped off during Newcastle’s disappointing defeat at York City last night.
The United winger was replaced by French Under 19s Captain Olivier Kemen in the 58th minute, with Newcastle two goals down.
Rolando Aarons missed almost the whole of last season through injury and has further confirmed the promise he showed in his limited game time previously, looking one of the few in pre season friendlies who has the ability to create and score goals.
The Portland Timbers match saw Aarons get a great assist for Wijnaldum’s first ever goal for NUFC, then added two great strikes himself.
However, injury data analyst Ben Dinnery reports that Steve McClaren is anxiously waiting to see if it is hopefully a minor knock and Aarons can feature against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday, United’s final warm up game for the season.
Dinnery also says that the Newcastle Head Coach is desperate to see Fabricio Coloccini finally get onto the pitch, with the centre of defence looking shambolic throughout pre season.
“Rolando Aarons will be assessed after the #NUFC winger limped off during last nights’ defeat at the hands of League Two side York City.
“McClaren is hoping Aarons – along with Coloccini (Achilles) – will be available for Saturday’s final pre-season game v Monchengladbach.”
Lubomir Satka and Jamaal Lascelles looked way below Premier League standard as they paired up against York City last night, with the buy from Forest at fault for both goals.
Whilst on Sunday, Mike Williamson and Steven Taylor were equally as bad, especially for Sheffield United’s opening goal, when the home side easily carved through the centre of United’s defence, leaving Tim Krul clearly furious with those in front of him.
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