Newcastle United boss John Carver has told the Chronicle how a harsh decision related to Rolando Aarons has made the youngster a different person.
Carver took the decision to demote the winger back into the club’s youth ranks because he didn’t like the way he was behaving and the boss says it was a decision which has paid off.
“When he came back he was a different person, a different player. He had the right attitude and everything since then has gone in an upward spiral,” said the boss.
“Rolando, in particular, came back with a different attitude.”
The Chronicle reports that Aarons spent a six week hiatus out of the Newcastle first team, which would have given him plenty of time to reflect about his position at the club.
It’s understandable how a young player at a big Premier League club could become easily distracted by the responsibilities of representing a first team.
Some Premier League youngsters are earning amounts of money, which most can only dream of and that creates distractions and opens avenues, which the youngsters are better off avoiding.
The important thing is he seems to have got the message.
Carver is now a very important figure for any younger player at Newcastle because he’s in charge until the end of the season.
Carver’s comments suggest that Aarons could be set to play more of a first team role over the rest of the campaign and the player has to try and used that to his advantage.