It is time Newcastle boss Steve McClaren put his faith in Rolando Aarons

The Newcastle United teenager needs a run of games in the first-team.

Newcastle United’s 2-0 defeat against West Ham United on Monday evening means Steve McClaren’s side are now bottom of the Premier League table with five matches played.

A return of just two points from a possible 15 speaks volumes for the Magpies’ struggles this season and their manager will know something has to change…and quickly.

The thing is McClaren can change things, starting by playing Rolando Aarons from the outset rather than waiting until the 79th minute to introduce the exciting teenager.

The same can be said of Ayoze Perez, who came off the bench on the hour-mark after fellow striker Papiss Cisse had done little to justify his inclusion.

In their current position Newcastle need more than just sideways passes and patient build-up play with no end result; they need young players who are not afraid to lay down their markers and change games with acts of impetuous brilliance.

It takes a brave man to pin his side’s hopes on young players, but it has a habit of paying dividends if done smartly and Aarons in particular is someone who deserves far more chances than he is getting.

Two substitute appearances in the league have left him with little chance to build up a head of steam, but with regular game-time comes consistency and this could be the season when Aarons proves he is a future Newcastle superstar.

So what is the manager waiting for? Play him regularly and watch him shine!

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