On loan West Bromwich Albion striker Salomon Rondon took to social media late Tuesday afternoon to post an update as he continues to look to return to full fitness following injury.
Having arrived at St James’ Park in the August transfer window in a deal that saw Dwight Gayle head to The Hawthorns for the year, he’s made three starting appearances for manager Rafa Benitez so far, with an additional two shows from the bench – his solitary goal so far coming in the EFL Cup tie against Nottingham Forest.
His confidence was boosted during the September international break as he found the net twice for Venezuela but he found himself substituted at the halftime break in our draw with Crystal Palace late on in the month. He hasn’t however featured for us since that game back on September 22nd but it does look like he’s on his way back.
— Salomón Rondón (@salorondon23) October 9, 2018
With his goal return so far it’s more than fair to say he hasn’t yet hit the ground running for us really, but plenty are hopeful he’ll do just that when he does return to action.
Why on earth are you responding with stuff like that mate? The bloke is working hard to get himself fit – and yes, he's MUCH better than Joselu..
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) October 9, 2018
Need you back for Brighton big man!
— Them???? (@JonnyMartin1) October 9, 2018
Keep up the good work. Can’t wait to see you on the pitch again.
— Bud lightyear (@ScholefieldAlex) October 9, 2018
Get on that pitch fully fit fella and get those nets bulging
— RUDDS (@ruddsx4) October 9, 2018
Keep it up fella… We need all the goals we can get
— Vega (@Vega_04) October 9, 2018
You aint started yet mate
— MrCynical (@DaveLogan3) October 9, 2018
Please don't turn into another Slimani. You're better than that. We need better than that. We need to stay up! Get back soon Rondon
— Gallowgate End (@NUFCGEORDIES) October 9, 2018
Never stop believing and you'll have all the time in the world…stay focused and you will be fit soon.
Good luck at the greatest club in the world!
— SirHCRockets (@SirHCRockets) October 9, 2018