Rolando Aarons has played a key part in Sheffield Wednesday’s turnaround under Steve Bruce since his arrival from Newcastle United in January.
Looking back, he must have been desperate to leave St. James’ Park. The winger made just five league starts for the Magpies since coming through the youth ranks in the North East, and saw his opportunities become limited under Rafa Benitez.
But the 23-year old has been a regular under Steve Bruce and has caught the eye after a couple of impressive performances for the Owls, scoring one goal and producing one assist for Wednesday.
The whole club has been given a new lease of life since the day Bruce took the reins off Jos Luhukay, with Wednesday still unbeaten since the former Manchester United man walked through the doors at Hillsborough.
Reports have recently surfaced that ahead of a summer overhaul at St. James’ Park, Rafa Benitez could be set to let go of six players, including Rolando Aarons, with Steve Bruce reportedly keen to land the quick wide man on a permanent basis.
After this significant news, Aarons must be open to staying at Sheffield Wednesday beyond this season.
Under Bruce, he has a manager who believes in him, gets the best out of him, and ultimately gives him invaluable game-time which he hasn’t received a great amount of in recent times.
With Wednesday now within touching distance of the top six, Aarons will want to help the Owls climb into the play-off spots, and if they fail to do so this season, he’ll be urging the club to do the same next season and continue to play a key part in the club’s revival under Bruce.