Rolando Aarons made it two goals in his last two matches for Wycombe on Tuesday night – and insisted after the game that he still plans to play Premier League football for Newcastle one day.
The winger scored to take his new club top of League One on Saturday in a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury and bagged again last night in a 2-1 defeat to Fulham’s U-21’s in the EFC Cup.
Watch the 23-year-old’s latest strike here, with this close-range finish coming 1:07 into the clip below:
Since then, the Jamaican-born attacker has given an open and honest interview with the Guardian, discussing his his ‘surprise’ omission from Steve Bruce’s squad, his move to Wycombe and his Premier League dream with Newcastle:
“In the long term I want to be a Premier League player and if that happens at Newcastle that would be perfect for me because I’ve come through there.
“It’s a great club, I love the club and the fans are great there.”
“I was massively surprised and disappointed, because the week before I had started the preseason game and I had played every game in the summer so the minimum I thought was I was going to be in the squad.
“It was a tough time and frustrating but the gaffer here [Gareth Ainsworth] rang my agent. My agent told me to speak to him [Ainsworth] and hear him out. I need to do well here – it’s a massive loan. Hopefully when it gets to January I’ll look back at this loan and be very, very happy about it.”
“I’m not afraid to take a risk.
“I could think: ‘Do you know what, I can’t be bothered with this, I’ll stay with the under-23s, just chill and earn money.’ But that’s not the sort of person I am.
“I’m not in this for money; I want to actually be a top player.
Aarons certainly has showed an admirable will to play football over the past few years, accepting loan moves to Italy, Czech Republic and the lower leagues of English football in search of game time.
He’s got talent and at one stage looked like he’d be a future star at St James’ Park, however I can’t help but feel a permanent move to a Championship side may be his best next step.