Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth has claimed that Newcastle loanee Rolando Aarons is above League One level after he scored his first goal for the club over the weekend.
Aarons netted for the first time in a Wycombe shirt during the 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury on Saturday afternoon in what was the winger’s sixth appearance for the club since completing a loan move from the Magpies over the summer.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce allowed the 23-year-old to temporarily leave the club back in August, even though Bruce took Aarons on loan at Sheffield Wednesday during the second half of last season.
The Bristol City academy product has recently started showing his class for Wycombe after overcoming an injury he suffered earlier this season which ruled him out for four matches.
Speaking to the Sunderland Echo, Ainsworth has now sung Aarons’ praises while claiming the Jamaica-born winger is too good for League One following his maiden strike for the club.
“He is a great player and he will terrorise defences in this league and he is definitely above this level,” Ainsworth said.
“That goal will give him confidence. The boys know that they have to keep their levels high if they want to stay in this team.”
Aarons is now on his fourth loan spell away from Newcastle since he first joined the club back in 2014, with the winger having also spent time at Hellas Verona, Slovan Liberec and Sheffield Wednesday.
Should Newcastle have allowed Aarons to leave on loan this season?
Aarons is now starting to show his class in League One following his stalling start to life at Wycombe, and it comes as no surprise that the talented winger looks a class above in the third tier.
He looked like a competent Championship player during his loan spell at Wednesday last season, so it was something of a shock to see him move to League One, but this temporary stint should now see him gain plenty of playing time.
He is capable of becoming the key man for Wycombe this season, with Ainsworth’s comments suggesting he is well aware of this, and I would expect Aarons to find the net plenty more times during his time with the Chairboys.