The career of Rolando Aarons has been quite the conundrum.

The winger was highly rated as a youngster at Newcastle, impressing with his speed and dribbling for the reserves.

First-team opportunities would come his way, but injury killed any momentum he was able to build up.

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Since the arrival of Rafa Benitez, Aarons’ influence on the first-team has waned. He has been sent out on loan three times, with varying degrees of success.

However, his most recent temporary spell away from St James’ Park is proving to be his most fruitful.

Aarons is settling in quickly at Sheffield Wednesday

The 23-year-old moved to Sheffield Wednesday on loan on transfer deadline day, along with Achraf Lazaar. And Aarons has quickly made his mark at Hillsborough, putting in a string of scintillating performances.

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He has started the last three games, and Aarons is loving life in the Championship.

“Yes I’m loving it, I’m playing, the team is doing well and at the minute everything is smooth,” he told

The Owls’ next game is away to promotion chasing Derby County, with a large support set to follow them to Pride Park. And Aarons believes the similarity between Sheffield Wednesday and Newcastle fans has helped him settle.

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“I’m not surprised Derby this weekend is a sell-out – the fans have been unreal.

“They come in numbers everywhere and that sort of reminds me of Newcastle and it’s probably also why I have adapted so quickly here.”

It hasn’t worked out at Newcastle for Aarons, but it’s good to see him enjoying his football elsewhere.

Just like he did at times in black and white, he’s a player who can really get supporters on their feet.

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