Steve Bruce full of praise for extra quality and ‘super strike’ from Rolando Aarons
Steve Bruce was a happy man on Tuesday night.
The Sheffield Wednesday boss watching his team win 2-0 at Bolton to go within three points of the play-offs.
That is now 10 games unbeaten since taking over at Hillsborough.
It is also now eight games unbeaten for Rolando Aarons, who has now become a first team regular after being eased in gently.
It has paid off, as the Newcastle loan winger is in the best form of his career with regular football.
In difficult weather conditions, Steve Bruce felt it was the extra quality in attacking areas that made the difference.
Rolando Aarons getting his first league goal since May 2016, when scoring in the 5-1 Premier League defeat of Tottenham.
Interesting now to see if Aarons can keep this up until the end of the season, where in the summer the options would be expanded for a player who still has two years left on his contract.
Achraf Lazaar wasn’t involved last night as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.
Steve Bruce speaking to the official Sheffield Wednesday site:
“Well it was a terrible evening for football, you wouldn’t send a lifeboat out in that!
“But seriously, it was low key in the first half, there wasn’t much to shout about, but when you have that little bit of quality up top, it can make the difference and it did that tonight.
“Fletch took his goal really well and the build-up was excellent.
“Then we came out for the second half with that extra bit of confidence and it showed, because young Rolando Aarons hits a super strike, and I’m delighted for him.
“I’m delighted for all of them really, they’ve dug deep tonight so fair play to the players.
“Well what we’ve done is given ourselves a chance [of the play-offs], that’s what I would say. A few weeks ago it looked dead and buried.
“We’ve had a few wins, we’ve had a few draws and we are where we are.
“We’ll keep going about our business, working hard and giving what we can.
“This Championship is a strange old division you know, so let’s see where the next few weeks take us.”
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