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Rolando Aarons gets standing ovation and promises “Much, much more to come”

5 months ago

Fair to say that Rolando Aarons is having a more productive loan spell than other Newcastle players who went out on temporary moves in January.

For a start, he’s actually getting some time on the pitch!

The winger has now featured in six Sheffield Wednesday Championship matches and they have been undefeated in that time.

Three wins and three draws in the six Rolando Aarons matches and he has started the last three.

Saturday sees them away at Derby County, hoping to close further on the play-off places, the Owls now only six points adrift.

Rolando Aarons speaking to official Sheffield Wednesday site:

“Yes I’m loving it, I’m playing, the team is doing well and at the minute everything is smooth.

“For the first few games I was learning how the team plays but now I feel fine.

“The fans have been brilliant, they have shown a lot of support home and away and I’ve been getting nice feedback and it’s always nice to read.

“After the game against Swansea I got a standing ovation and it was really nice. A special moment and I appreciated it. I’m just happy to have that support really.

“Just before the Sheffield United game, the loud cheer before kick-off after the song had finished was unreal, it’s been a while since I’ve heard anything like that. It was surreal but it was a fantastic atmosphere.

“You could feel the eagerness from the fans and their energy. But at the same time, you don’t think about it too much because the game is moving, it felt different from the other games.

“I’m not surprised Derby this weekend is a sell-out – the fans have been unreal.

“They come in numbers everywhere and that sort of reminds me of Newcastle and it’s probably also why I have adapted so quickly here.

“It’s nice that we have turned things around.

“I haven’t experienced a defeat since I’ve been here and that’s because the boys have been brilliant.

“It’s quite strange because I’ve come into the team and there are a lot of good players here, players I have known about for years. When you see that and how good things are here, it’s hard to understand the position the team was in.

“All I’ve seen is positive things, we’ve been playing well and working hard and winning a few games.

“I don’t feel like I needed to settle in, the lads made it very easy for me to come into the team and the manager has put his faith in me. That always helps in how quick you can start what you need to do.”

“There is much, much more to come and I know that myself.

“I was even frustrated with my performance on Monday but I’m getting fit, that’s two 90 minutes under my belt and that will only make me stronger to show what I’m capable of doing.

“There’s a difference between fitness and match fitness, I am naturally fit but it can take you a few games to get into your stride but now I’m just buzzing to keep going and show what I can do.”


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