Pardew could start this youngster in bid to get Newcastle's first win

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Rolando Aarons is reportedly in the frame to start at Southampton on Saturday.

The 18-year-old scored his first Premier League goal for Newcastle United when he came on during the 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace.

After the game, Aarons revealed that some simple advice from Alan Pardew inspired him on that occasion and the Magpies boss could be set to reward him this weekend.

Pardew, under huge pressure from the St James' Park faithful, is in dire need of a win after going three games without one so far this season.

A defeat to Manchester City was followed up by a drab 0-0 draw at Aston Villa, before Palace held his side to a high-scoring stalemate on Tyneside.

But the 53-year-old could be set to utilise Aarons' recent form in a bid to secure Newcastle's first victory of the season.

According to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, the 18-year-old has been penciled in to start against the Saints, a former club of Pardew's.

Aarons' strong performances have not been limited to the Magpies, of course, with the young winger having scored for the England Under-20s on his debut against Romania.

The youngster seems full of promise and has even been tentatively linked with Manchester City and Liverpool since his burst onto the spotlight.

Pardew will no doubt be wary of overusing him, however, but Aarons seems ready to step into the limelight and lead Newcastle's search for a final product in front of goal.

Whether the teenager alone will be enough to get the best out of an underachieving Magpies side is another issue, though. Pardew will certainly hope he can help.

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