By Dominic Toner

Newcastle attacker Rolando Aarons is expected to return from injury in April, according to a report.

The Chronicle claim that the 21-year-old winger has been in Italy during his rehab with a specialist after suffering a serious knee injury back in November.

The report details that Aarons is now set to play a role in the promotion bid after a successful operation.

The England Under-21 international was expected to miss the entire season after his injury setback. but looks set to link back up with the first-team in April.

Newcastle are currently top of the Championship table, but are set to be involved in a tight race for the automatic spots.

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The Magpies are just a point above second-placed Brighton, while in-form Huddersfield are just a further four points back.

Rafael Benitez will be delighted that Aaron is set to play a role during the rest of the season and he could challenge for a place in the starting XI.

The tricky winger featured in the first four league matches of the season before his knee injury and will be looking to get back into contention, challenging the likes of Yoan Gouffran, Matt Ritchie, Ayoze Perez and Christian Atsu for a spot.

Aarons has made 22 senior appearances for Newcastle since breaking through the club’s academy and is regarded as one of the most exciting young talents at St James’ Park.

In other Newcastle team news, the club’s supporters reacted to Huddersfield’s win on Tuesday night.

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