Rolando Aarons happy to play anywhere for Newcastle United

Rolando Aarons has had to fill in at left-back for Newcastle United recently.

Newcastle United youngster Rolando Aarons has told the Chronicle that he does not mind where he plays.

Aarons is naturally a winger, but he was forced to play at left-back against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.

The 20-year-old actually impressed in the contest, and he could be set to continue to play a more defensive role in the future, with a number of Newcastle players sidelined with injury.

And, although Aarons is not familiar with being stationed at full-back, he insists that he will do anything to help the team out.

“I will play wherever they ask me at Newcastle," he said. "It’s not about me, it’s about the team so I will do whatever I have to do. I’m basically a winger but playing a bit further back.

“It’s taken me a couple of games to get used to it, but I will do what I have to do for the club.”

Against West Brom, Aarons was able to take up advanced positions on the pitch, due to Tony Pulis’ side’s defensive style.

It suited his game, as he was put into plenty of excellent crossing positions, but if he does start at the weekend he is likely to have to be slightly more disciplined.

Newcastle are set to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and it is unlikely that they will enjoy such a sizeable amount of possession against Guus Hiddink’s fast improving side.

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