Aleksandar Mitrovic AND Rolando Aarons forced off in EFL Cup tie

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Aleksandar Mitrovic

Rolando Aarons has suffered an injury in tonight's EFL Cup tie against Cheltenham Town.

The winger was forced off early in the game after pulling up.

Aarons – who has signed a new long-term deal at the club – was wheeled down the tunnel on a stretcher.

Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, back from a four-game ban, had to be substituted later in the first half after suffering a cut above his eye.

Newcastle led 1-0 at the break thanks to a goal from Ayoze Perez.

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Rolando Aarons

Rolando Aarons