Steve Bruce reacts to Newcastle loanee Rolando Aarons' latest Sheffield Wednesday cameo

Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Reading at Hillsborough Stadium on February 09, 2019 in Sheffield,...

Sheffield Wednesday drew 0-0 at home with Reading on Saturday afternoon.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Reading at Hillsborough Stadium on February 09, 2019 in Sheffield,...

Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce has told BBC Radio Sheffield that he was impressed with substitute Rolando Aarons.

The Owls were back in action on Saturday afternoon, and were looking to make it two wins in two games under Bruce having beaten Ipswich last weekend.

Reading were the visitors to Hillsborough as they looked to spark a run of form to haul themselves away from the relegation zone.

 

Neither side could make the all important breakthrough though, as the game ended in a goalless draw, which doesn't really help Reading too much.

Bruce will have wanted a win in his first home game as Wednesday boss, but his side just couldn't find that killer touch or end product to win the game.

To push for a winner, Bruce brought on winger Aarons on 65 minutes, with the wide man looking to impress following a deadline day loan move from Newcastle United.

Aarons, 23, still has huge potential but has lost his way of late, enduring strange loan moves to Hellas Verona and Slovan Liberec in 2018.

Rolando Aarons of Sheffield Wednesday and Trevoh Chalobah of Ipswich Town compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday at Portman...

Aarons made an impression on Saturday though, as Bruce praised him for lifting the Wednesday crowd, claiming he did 'very well' whilst hoping to help him get back on track.

“I think you can see he’s going to give us something a little bit different,” said Bruce. “We’re a little bit lacking in certain areas, we all know that, the supporters will know that. We know that we need a bit of pace in the wide areas to give us something different, and Rolando’s got that. He’s been away on his travels, he’ll have enjoyed his little cameo role, I thought he did very well.”

“It’s been a difficult time for him, and there’s nothing worse if you’re a footballer. He ends up somewhere in the Czech Republic I believe, so he’s come back in but I remember him 18 months ago, having that little trick and that burst of pace. As soon as he came on, you could see he lifted the crowd a bit, showed what he’s got…good to see,” he added.

Rolando Aarons walks outside during the Newcastle United Training Session  at The Newcastle United Training Centre on August 28, 2018, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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