Hughton To Give Haris Vuckic His Big Chance At Newcastle

Haris Vuckic is one youngster who will be staying at the Tyneside club next season, and fighting for a first team place in the Premiership.

Haris Vuckic – will get first team chance at Newcastle

Even though Haris is only 17 years-old – he turns 18 on August 21st – he is good enough to go after a starting position on Tyneside next season.

Some of our other top youngsters like Fraser Forster, Nile Ranger, Kazenga LuaLua,  Brad Inman and Ryan Donaldson, will probably go out on loan, some for the full season, to further their football development.

But not Haris, who is interesting some major clubs like Manchester United and AC Milan, but he stands a much better chance on Tyneside to play first team football than anywhere else.

Chris Hughton has handled his players excellently since he took over the reigns at the Newcastle club last July, and he has said he is willing to give Haris every chance on Tyneside next season.

The Slovenian U21  International has scored 13 goals in 25 appearances at the  various youth levels for his country, and only narrowly missed out on the Slovenian World Cup squad announced a week or so ago.

But Chris Hughton knows all about this lad’s great potential:

“He’s one of a number of good young players we have here at the club who have continued their development over the last 12 months,” “He’s rated very highly here and he’s a big part of the future of this club,”

“There’ll always be speculation when it comes to good players and you get used to that, but we’ll be seeing more of him next season and he’ll be a Newcastle player for a long time.”

Vuckic’ older brother Alen still plays for his former club NK Domžale back in Slovenia, and the promising 6’2″ youngster made his senior debut for Newcastle at the start of the Championship title-winning season last October.

Haris made just 4 appearances after being out injured with ankle and knee injuries for four months last season.

And it seems that Chris Hughton is quickly embracing his job of bringing on the tremendous young talent currently at the Newcastle club, as he plots their futures and works  out just how to give them first team opportunities either on Tyneside or out on loan.

Howay The Lads!!

12 comments so far

  • NICK C

    May 28, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #1

    Haven’t been on for a while. Used to be a regular poster before packed it in last time.

    Regarding young players, my pal cuts Peter Beardsley’s barnet. He reckons that PB thinks Vuckcic is absolute quality, but they are a bit concerned he is still a little underdeveloped for 1st team football.

    Out of the current crop of youngsters, they also believe that Airey has a good chance of making the grade.

    Good news about those two, now where’s the trest of them?

  • NICK C

    May 28, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #2

    I meant to say “before Ed packed it in”

  • sirjasontoon

    May 28, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #3

    Hughton To Give Haris Vuckic His Big Chance At Newcastle-Because he won’t be given much money to strengthen and has no choice but to rely on kids when the injuries and suspensions kick in.

  • JSYproject

    May 28, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #4

    thats the spirit jason, really get behind the lad and that team for that matter. With ‘supporters’ like you who needs mackems

  • baro

    May 28, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #5

    I hope he gets a starting position toward middle of season and breaksthrough like Andy Carroll did. I think Haris Vuckic is what we are missing in the midfield and forward, he is new blood for us.

  • Thump

    May 28, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Nice to see you back, Nick!

  • henok ethiopian toon

    May 28, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #7

    i always seem negative but when i am saying this its a fact …i havent seen chris giving a chance to young players

  • BeeGuy

    May 28, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #8

    What I saw that I really liked in Harris was when he came up field, saw a chance at a shot and absolutely ripped it. It was just wide, but it completely changed the complection of the game into Newcastle’s favor. VanAnholt liked to shoot as well, but he just did not show the pop that Harris generated.

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    May 28, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #9

    He has to give the lad his shot or we will lose him. I keep hearing how we need attacking midfielders but i don’t see it. Getting barton back is like buying a 7 mil midfielder. He really came on strong the last few games and was breaking defenses down with prem league passing. We have a gritty defensive minded midfielder in smitty. We got young guthrie. We got the skipper kev nolan. Then we got vudic who by all accounts is a future star. That’s 5 lads for 2 spots. Anybody else unless they are better then the top 2 which in my eyes is barton and kev would hamper the growth of guthrie and vudic. I think we need to be shopping for depth at both wings, a proven prem league striker, and depth at defense maybe even a top notch right back even though i think danny simpson will do fine. Plus simpson is young and will only get better. Jonas and routledge are stars on the wings we just need depth there. (don’t know how people have passed up on routledge all these years the kid looked top class since he came over). cental midfield is packed with talent as i mentioned earlier with 5 quality players. Up front im concerned a bit. Carrol and lovenkrands are my top choice uptop. Shola is a good bench player maybe but not confident of him. Leon best will come around. I know im close to being alone there but he is young and was pressing too hard last season. He will get a goal in preseason and settle down. Solid player to come off the bench or pinch start eventually. Ranger needs a loan move this season. That leaves us with 4 strikers and only the great dane is reall proven. Gotta get somebody. Defense is solid but then. Need a 2 solid fullbacks and maybe some depth in the middle. Keeper is good to hook.


  • baro

    May 28, 2010 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Nicely said Sgt. Heagerty

  • Sav

    May 29, 2010 at 5:01 AM

    Comment #11

    Well he may be just a kid, but he’s our kid, not somebody else’s and for that reason I hope he gets a go next season. If not, put him out on loan and develop him quickly.

  • NOVA2967

    May 29, 2010 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #12

    I’m with Sgt.
    We need someone like Matthews from Cardif who can play right back or right wing and one on the left and then add a quality striker. A Bale replica being the dream on the left side and I really hope we bring in a striker. Loven did great last season but needs to be upgraded, someone with pace and a shot.


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