It's still a dream to play for Newcastle, says Rolando Aarons

The young star is tipped for a huge future at St James' Park.

Newcastle United youngster Rolando Aarons has revealed he is yet to get fully used to the fact that he is a Magpies player, according to the Shields Gazette.

The 19-year old started his first game of the season in Wednesday’s 4-1 victory over Northampton Town and is expected to progress within the first team this season. But the man himself is still in disbelief...

"It’s still a dream for me to be playing for Newcastle," revealed Aarons, in quotes published by the Shields Gazette.

"I haven’t played that many games. I’ve only been around the first team for around a year now and have not played as much as I would have liked due to injury. I haven’t really got used to it in some ways. It is a weird feeling - in a good way - to be in the first-team squad."

The England Under-20 international has had a difficult time with injuries and missed much of last season with various hamstring and hip problems.

It has been a frustrating time but the pacy winger has made the bench in the club’s first three Premier League games and looks set to get his chance soon. And Aarons singled out the Toon Army for the support they provided during his time out injured, adding:

"The fans kept me going when I was injured… they are great to me - they are the best fans in the Premier League."

The signings of Florian Thauvin and Georginio Wijnaldum have added to the likes of Siem De Jong and Ayoze Perez as competition for the youngster, although his impressive displays and raw talent are undeniable and he will be confident of making his mark this term.

Newcastle face Arsenal this weekend during what should be a tough Premier League clash at St James' Park. But the Magpies' Capital One Cup win will have boosted confidence and Steve McClaren's men may well fancy their chances.

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