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Manager says Newcastle United loan star is definitely above this level and will ‘terrorise defences’

2 years ago

Gareth Ainsworth watched his team go top of the league on Saturday.

Ainsworth full of praise for his Newcastle United loan star.

Rolando Aarons scoring the only goal of the game (watch it below) as Wycombe beat Shrewsbury.

Reflecting on the winger’s performance the Wycombe boss said: ‘He is a great player and he will terrorise defences in this league and he is definitely above this level.’

Ainsworth also thinks the goal will give Rolando Aarons a lot more confidence.

it is only Aarons’ second league goal in 42 months.

Since joining on loan, the NUFC player’s involvement has been spoiled by injuries but now he has started the last three games, Wycombe winning all three including  a victory over Sunderland.

As to what Rolando Aarons’ level really is, we have seen glimpses of ability at Newcastle but not enough games to form any proper opinion.

A big season for Aarons as he turns 24 this month.

Gareth Ainsworth talking to the Bucks Free Press:

“He is a great player and he will terrorise defences in this league and he is definitely above this level.

“That goal will give him confidence.

“The likes of Onyedinma, Samuel and Smyth are all out of the team and the boys know that they have to keep their levels high if they want to stay in this team.

“I wanted to go with trickery and pace and that was Rolando and Scotty either side of Bayo.

“I have to give Shrewsbury credit.

“They are a good side and they will take a lot of points this season but we are showing great spirit and all credit to the boys.”

The Mag – 3 November 2019:

Whilst Newcastle United were beating West Ham on Saturday afternoon, Rolando Aarons was making his first really key contribution on loan this season.

The NUFC loan winger making his sixth League One appearance of the season for Wycombe Wanderers.

Last weekend Shrewsbury had beaten Sunderland and visiting Wycombe  yesterday, they dominated.

However, after failing to turn that domination into goals they fell to a real sucker punch.

With only their second  and final effort on target, Wycombe won all three points.

A free-kick flicked on in the 57th minute and Rolando Aarons anticipating, getting on the end of it to volley home (watch below).

This 1-0 win sending  Wycombe to the top of the table, at least until Ipswich play on Sunday.

No wonder Rolando Aarons took his gloves off in celebration of the goal.

Hopefully the loan star can kick on from here in a team playing with confidence at a level where he can make a real impact.

To sum up just how badly his career has ground to a half, if it has ever got started…this was only a second league goal in 42 months for the NUFC player.

Rolando Aarons scored in the 5-1 Newcastle win over Spurs on 15 May 2016 but since then he has only managed one more league goal in the following 42 months, in a 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday (under Steve Bruce) victory over Bolton in March, until yesterday that is.

You can watch the goal here, go to 1.18 if you want to go direct to the goal.

Aarons played the first 80 minutes before being subbed and with him set to turn 24 in 13 days time, this season is a massive one.

As things stand, he is contracted to Newcastle United until the end of June 2021.


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