Rolando Aarons hopes his stunning goal will be ‘first of many’ for Newcastle

RISING STAR ... Roland Aarons in action for Newcastle United against Oldham Athletic. (Picture by FRANK REID)
RISING STAR ... Roland Aarons in action for Newcastle United against Oldham Athletic. (Picture by FRANK REID)
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MAN of the moment Rolando Aarons says he can’t put his emotions into words after scoring a stunning first goal for Newcastle United.

The winger netted in today’s 3-1 win over Schalke 04 in Gelsenkirchen.

Aarons – who also set up Emmanuel Riviere’s opening goal – scored at the Veltins Arena with a cross-cum-shot.

And United manager Alan Pardew said the 18-year-old’s emergence over the past few weeks was the “highlight” of the club’s pre-season so far.

Aarons told of his joy on Twitter after the game.

He tweeted: “Words can’t describe how I feel now, my first of hopefully many goals for newcastle!

“Honoured to have played at the stadium #TooSurreal.”

Jamaican-born Aarons – who jolined Newcastle from Bristol City two years ago – signed a professional deal at United late last season.

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