'I don’t want to be here' - Newcastle attacker makes blunt admission
By Danny Wright
Newcastle United attacker Rolando Aarons has admitted that he is frustrated with the lack of first-team opportunities at St. James’ Park and has bluntly put it that he is fed up of playing with the development side.
Aarons, 21, has spent a long time on the books at Newcastle but has barely got a look into the first-team with Rafa Benitez in charge, playing just once this season despite scoring and supplying an assist against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup.
He impressed while playing for the development side against Oldham on Tuesday night, scoring a goal in the process, but has made it clear that he does not want to be playing in that team any while longer.
“Every week I am not in the squad I am more and more frustrated,” he said to the Newcastle Chronicle.
He added: “Obviously I want to be playing in the first team.
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“No offence to these lads (Under-21s) but I don’t want to be here.”
Aarons was also asked about a potential move in the January transfer window after Newcastle decided in the summer to let a number of their best young talents leave on loan.
The attack-minded winger refused to get drawn into talking about transfers and is just trying to focus on helping out his current situation in the squad.
“I just think about working in training,” he added, when pressed about a possible January switch.
“I don’t look too far ahead, it’s too early.
“For all you know I might be playing against Man United, I’m not sure yet.”
The former England Under-20 international has made a total of 23 first-team appearances for the Magpies and appeared as though he was going to play a role in the Championship last season before suffering with a broken metatarsal and a ruptured Achilles tendon.
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