Steve Bruce gives Newcastle’s Rolando Aarons rave review
Steve Bruce has taken Sheffield Wednesday from a team going nowhere to one that is now two points off the play-offs.
Not bad going in two months.
A key part of that upturn has been the form of Rolando Aarons, the Newcastle loan signing playing nine times and yet to taste defeat.
Aarons has played in five wins and four draws for the Owls and before the international break helped them to their latest two victories.
The Newcastle loan winger is in the best form of his career with regular football and Rolando Aarons got his first league goal since May 2016 (NUFC’s 5-1 Premier League defeat of Tottenham) when scoring in a 2-0 win at Bolton and then helping Wednesday to a 4-2 win over Blackburn in the last match.
Tomorrow they travel to Stoke with every chance of keeping up that promotion push.
Steve Bruce has once again picked out the Newcastle winger ahead of the game: ‘He’s done well the lad, really good lad, wants to do well, wants to enjoy it, plays with a smile on his face. It’s good to see.’
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.
Steve Bruce talking about Rolando Aarons to the Sheffield Star:
“I think with anybody who has been out for a long time [such as Rolando Aarons] and who has been under the radar for a bit, the main this is A. can you put together a run of games and B. can you stay fit.
“I have seen the advantage of both of those things with Rolando.
“Of course, scoring a goal and playing well gives everybody that bit of confidence and Rolando has given us that something that we didn’t have before in the wide areas.
“He’s got a little trick, he’s quick and he can score a goal.
“He’s improving and that can only go game by game.
“He’s done well the lad, really good lad, wants to do well, wants to enjoy it, plays with a smile on his face. It’s good to see.
“The biggest thing when you haven’t had the best of times, the biggest thing you want to do when you are a footballer is play and certainly we have given him that platform.
“From the very first time he came on he did a trick within a minute if you remember and people took a look and thought aye aye we haven’t seen something like that in a while, so he’s had a bit of an impact and let’s hope he can maintain it.
“That’s the key and the important thing the more he plays.”
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