Haris Vuckic joined Cardiff City on Loan late last week and has so far started two games for the Welsh side.
Haris Vuckic – after scoring against Peterborough on Tuesday night
And he managed to score his first goal for them on Tuesday evening when he hit the ball home in the 39th minute for Cardiff’s third goal against Peterborough, who scored in injury time, and Cardiff won the game 3-1.
In the previous game, a 2-1 loss at Leicester City last Saturday, Haris Vuckic’s flick-on put Kenny Miller through just before half-time and the Scot scored, but he was ruled offside.
Haris was substituted by manager Malky Mackay at half time.
The loan is for an initial one month, and at the moment Haris is due back on Tyneside in mid-March, but we expect if Haris does well, then it could be extended even through the end of the season.
And it seems that’s what the Slovenian U21 International would prefer, but it will also depend how the injury situation is at Newcastle by that time.
This is what Vuckic said about his loan deal and the previous two games:
“If the club’s get an agreement to extend, that would be great,” “I really want to play. I know Newcastle is my first team but if I get chance to play for Cardiff on loan until the end of the season that would be great,”
“I’ve found the Championship a little bit harder than the Premier League.” “In the Premier League I had more time. Here they tackle you straight away.”
“You have to switch on and the mentality is totally different. Everybody works hard. It’s harder but I will get used to it.” “After the Leicester game we had a meeting and we went through what we did wrong and what we did right,”
“The confidence was quite low. We really wanted to win against Peterborough so we really push on.” “We deserved to win. We pressured them straight away. We won all the tackles and we had more chances than them and scored three goals.
“I was really happy to score the goal and to help the team get the win. But the most important thing is the team’s doing well.” “I would love to play against Liverpool at Wembley. That would be a great experience,”
“But I played against Scunthorpe in the Carling Cup so I can’t play unfortunately.” “That’s football. Sometimes you can play, sometimes you can’t.” “But I will be in the stadium to support my team-mates and hopefully we will win the Carling Cup.”
Players like Haris Vuckic – and Mehdi Abeid too, need games to improve, and both top youngsters at the club will need to play so they can be pressing for a first team position at Newcastle as early as next season.
We are a bit surprised that Abeid is not out on loan too, since he could do a good job for a Championship club, and would learn a lot in the process.
Over to you Alan Pardew.