Newcastle United talent Rolando Aarons says he wants 'fresh start' after difficult 2014-15

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The winger is hoping to be a pivotal member of the Newcastle team this season.

Rolando Aarons has been speaking about his hopes ahead of next season at Newcastle United, after an injury ravaged 2014-15.

The winger had an excellent start to last season and looked like playing a pivotal role in the club’s campaign. However numerous thigh and hamstring problems meant he only played a handful of matches for the club as they scraped clear of relegation on the final day of the season.

He has been in great form this pre-season and Newcastle fans are hoping to see him at his best.

With that mind the former Bristol City man is ready to write off last term and hopes for a more productive season under new boss Steve McClaren.

He stated in an interview with The Chronicle:

“I don’t want to talk about last year. This is a new season and I want a fresh start. Hopefully this year I stay fit and show what I can do.

“As long as the gaffer is happy and I’m happy and I’m doing well for the team, that’s all that can be done really. As long as I keep him happy I always have a chance.”

On top of his injury problems there was continuous speculation over his future, as he refused to sign a new and improved deal at the club whilst on the treatment table and the club was battling relegation.

It was certainly a difficult year.

Will Aarons get game time?

He should do. He has proven himself to be an excellent wide option and Newcastle are not exactly blessed in that area.

When looking at the other options, such as Yoann Gouffran, Remy Cabella or Gabriel Obertan it is hard not to say Aarons is deserving of plenty of first-team football this season.

If he stays fit there is no reason why he cannot be one of the breakout players of the 2015-16 campaign.

Who knows? An England call-up might even beckon.

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