Newcastle United are in a fairly unpressurised position until the end of the campaign.
One of Newcastle United's two most important players between now and the end of the season is edging closer to a return.
Rolando Aarons has suffered with persistent injuries throughout his first campaign in senior football, but his comeback to first-team action appears to be going well - with the winger due to be back in training according to John Carver's comments in the Chronicle.
The news will serve as a timely boost for Newcastle and Aarons should immediately be selected to go back into their starting line-up, once fit, as it's imperative they make him one of their pivotal players until May.
The Magpies season is starting to look like one which will peter out into mediocrity. The side won't go down, but they also look well short of being able to compete for a European spot.
It means that they are destined to finish in mid-table and, with the pressure off, it seems like the perfect time to give the likes of Aarons the chance to become fully accustomed with life in the first-team.
The jinking winger still has plenty to learn and the environment seems ideally situated to allow him to play with freedom.
Aarons should, therefore, be made indispensable between now and the end of the season and that should allow an attacking partnership with Ayoze Perez to develop.
Perez has had to play right across the front-three, but he should be utilised solely as a striker with Aarons providing him the ammunition.
The pair look to be two of the most exciting prospects in the league and they are players that Newcastle can build around for years to come.
It is now up to the Magpies to show their faith in the duo as they are in the perfect position to aid their development by giving them regular game time.