Haris Vuckic is one of Newcastle’s top youngsters but he was carrying a knock last week and did not travel for the first leg tie against Atromitos in Athens, Greece.
Haris Vuckic in action against ADO Den Haag in pre-season
But it looks like the Slovenian International i now fit and ready to go and we expect him to be in the starting line up tonight, and he could start up front as a second striker, since he has a knack for putting the ball into the back of the net.
Vuckic played well in pre-season, but he seems to pick up a lot of knocks that keeps him out of games, so we hope he can have a spell without any injuries and he could see himself get a chance in the first team in the Premier League too.
Newcastle will still be without the two Ameobi brothers, who are suffering from hamstring problems, and Shane Ferguson and Cheick Tiote are also not available.
Alan talked about Haris today in the local press:
“Haris Vuckic’s over a knock, and he’ll be available, which is useful. He’s shown up really well pre-season.” “It could be a chance for him.” “I haven’t really given too many clues out, because I think it’s important that the team’s right to win.”
“If we don’t go through, it’ll be probably me who has to take the responsibility.” “I have to do what I think’s right for the football club, and my main focus is Aston Villa.” “I want six points before that international break, and I think we can get them.”
“My focus is on that.” “But I need to win this game. We want to continue in this competition.” “Cheick’s still injured. I think he’s doubtful for the weekend.” “Shola’s injured. Sammy and Fergie won’t feature. Everybody else is OK.”
And it looks like Cheick could miss out in the important home game against Aston Villa on Sunday, and we expect Vurnon Anita to again deputize, and get used to the way the game is played in the Premier League.
And we don’t know what’s happened to Mehdi Abeid, who was not involved last week in Athens, so we’ll have to wait and see if he gets a run-out tonight, and if he does play, he could in for Anita, who could be rested for Sunday’s game.
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