Rolando Aarons reveals the secret of his success at Newcastle

BREAKTHROUGH ... Newcastle's Rolando Aarons.
BREAKTHROUGH ... Newcastle's Rolando Aarons.

ROLANDO Aarons worked through the summer to get himself in shape for the new season – and the winger’s hard work is paying off for club AND country.

Aarons forced his way into Alan Pardew’s first-team plans after impressing in pre-season.

The 18-year-old opened his account in the 3-3 home draw against Crystal Palace, and Aarons netted on his debut for England’s Under-20s in their 6-0 win over Romania last week.

“This summer I really worked hard – I didn’t go on holiday,” said Aarons.

“I stayed where I was and did a lot of work with a conditioning coach. It’s really helped me so far this season.

“I feel so much stronger and fitter – and it’s obviously paying off now.”

Aarons is now preparing for Saturday’s game against Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium.

“Now I am looking forward to going back to my club, trying my best to make the squad next week and hopefully impact the game like I did last weekend,” he added.