Newcastle’s very highly-rated starlet Haris Vuckic, who turned 17 only last Friday, could be in line for his debut in Wednesday’s Carling Cup clash with Huddersfield.
Haris Vuckic – 6’2″ attacking midfielder
The Slovenian, who joined Newcastle from NK Domzale last January, has been included in the squad for the first time, for the visit of Huddersfield.
And 6’2″ Haris (don’t they make them tall now), has looked a real star in the making at Newcastle, even though he has only just turned 17.
But his many rave reviews in both the Reserves and U18 sides since coming to Tyneside, and statements from his coach Richard Money, that he is the real deal, has convinced Chris Hughton, and he is ready to give him his chance in the first-team.
This is a lot earlier than we had thought, and we suppose Vuckic will need to be included within the first team squad this season – so if we include Kadar, Tozer, LuaLua, Inman, Ferguson, Donaldson, Baheng and Ranger – then maybe the first team squad is not as small as we first thought.
But these youngsters are only backup of course, but what we’ve seen of Kadar, LuaLua, Krul and others, they seem ready for first team action.
We still need new experienced players into the squad before next Tuesday.
“Haris is in the squad,” “He’s a young player who is very talented.”
“He’s done very well during pre-season and last year impressed for the reserves and juniors.”
“He deserves his chance in the first-team squad and he could play some part tomorrow night.”
It will be exciting indeed for Newcastle fans to see some of our excellent youngsters, and Vuckic is one we didn’t think was ready, but we’d be happy to be wrong on that score.
And it shows that Chris Hughton is willing to put these youngsters in, and give them their chance – hey -if they’re good enough, they’re old enough.