Haris Vuckic is not sure whether he will be sent back to Cardiff City on loan.
Haris Vuckic – has returned from Cardiff loan spell
The Slovenian International was included in the Newcastle squad for Monday night’s game at Arsenal – as Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay had suggested he would be the previous day.
Haris was recalled principally because of the injury to Peter Lovenkrands, and Peter has likely played his last game for Newcastle, and Haris could get a few outings in the first team over the last 10 games of the season.
It’s obvious that manager Pardew wants the lad to get some games, and we suppose he’ll way up the odds of him playing in the first team, and if there’s not going o be too many, he could even return to Cardiff City, who were hammered 3-0 at home by Hull City last night and are 7th in the Championship table.
The 19-year-old had this to say on the Newcastle web-site today:
“My loan expired on 10th March and I got told on Sunday morning that I needed to come to London and that I was in the squad,” “I was surprised – but happy as well, and it was a very good experience.”
“It was quite a disappointing night for the team because we were really fighting for that point and it’s always disappointing when you concede a goal in the last minute, but we just have to stick together and look forward to the next game on Sunday, and try to win.”
“It was a good experience and good for my confidence,” “I got fitter as well, so the loan has helped me a lot.” “They were happy with me. I just trained as well as I could and when I got an opportunity, I tried to play well.”
“I came on as a sub against Bristol City last weekend. I was very motivated and we got a goal, so I was very happy because I really want Cardiff to get promoted.”
“When you’re on loan, you have to switch on and just concentrate on that club. I know that Newcastle is my first club but having spent time with Cardiff, I will be happy for them if they go up. And I was really pleased that they got a win which means they’re back in the play-off places.
“Hopefully they’ll keep winning games and get into the play-offs.” “We will see what happens next. The gaffer will decide what we do. The options are that I extend my loan until the end of the season or I stay at Newcastle, so I just need to train and wait for my opportunity until a decision is made.”
“We’ll see what happens. The gaffer will decide, Newcastle will decide – and I will be happy with either option. If they decide I should go back, I’d be very happy to.”
Vuckic made five appearances in total for Cardiff during his loan spell, and scored one goal, which was his very first in senior football.
Vuckic has an eye for goal and we think he can be useful in Newcastle’s 10 game run-in to the season.
Haris is such a smashing lad – and he’s not a bad player either.
What do you think?