His first two Motherwell performances have been impressive- and Rolando Aarons is keen to focus on his claret and amber endeavors whilst on loan from Newcastle, after an encouraging phone call from a former teammate helped convince him to move north.
The winger made his debut from the start against Celtic five days after his Fir Park arrival. The Newcastle loanee then started away to St Mirren in a 1-1 Scottish Cup draw.
In both games, Aarons has shown Well fans what to expect. He’s a pacey winger with plenty of skill, displaying that on multiple occasions during his first two Well apperances.
Multiple loan spells from Wycombe to Italy have occurred for Aarons. Since bursting onto the scene at Newcastle, he’s made 27 Toon appearances but has also found himself out on loan multiple times.
With 18 months left on his deal, there may be a Newcastle future for Aarons if he really kicks into gear at Fir Park. For now though, he’s focusing on all things Motherwell, with former Steelman and Toon midfielder Gael Bigirimana one man he went to for advice on the move.
“I’ve only been here a few days and it’s been welcoming,” said Aarons. “It was good to get back out and playing, I loved it. I want to play every game and I was happy to start against Celtic.
“Motherwell are pushing for Europa League football which is an interesting challenge and one I’m looking forward to. I played for Newcastle against Hibs in pre-season which was good.
“They’ve actually got a really good stadium. I was training and playing in pre-season and was disappointed to miss out on the team. You go into pre-season hopeful and optimistic but it didn’t pan out.
“Hopefully I bring goals, create chances, assists. I see this as game by game. I don’t think about the future, I end up dwelling on other stuff. I’ve been like that for the last few years.
“I’ve been a pro for six years so it’s something I have had to learn pretty early. Gael Bigirimana called me, he said I’d love it up here. So far he’s been right, everyone has been welcoming.”