This is a very important season for many of Newcastle’s youngsters, and will determine whether they have futures at the Tyneside club.
Haris Vuckic – getting checked out yesterday
And that’s very true for Slovenian International Haris Vuckic, who turns 21 next month.
Haris suffered an ACL injury in the U21 Premier League fixture at Aston Villa last October after a challenge by Samir Carruthers, and that put him out for the rest of the season.
And since he was signed in January of 2009 from Domžale, he has suffered a lot of different injuries, and that has hampered his progress at Newcastle.
But Haris will need to show through this season on Tyneside, if he is to have a future at Newcastle.
Haris returned yesterday and was checked out by the medical staff, and other players will return today and tomorrow, and the first training session will be held on Saturday.
Alan Pardew is expected back at Newcastle tomorrow, so hopefully he will say something to the fans.
This is what Haris said on the Newcastle web-site:
“I need to show everybody that I deserve to play and show them what I can do.” “I’ve been missing playing football and showing the fans what I’m capable of so I can’t wait for the season to start.”
“I think I started last season very well – I got chances, played against Manchester United at Old Trafford and scored the goal that put Newcastle through to Europe so it was good.”
“But now the most important thing for me is that I’m fit and can start to enjoy playing football.” “If I couldn’t be close to the first team, I will do a plan with the gaffer like we always have and go somewhere on loan.”
“Loans are good for experience and I’m still young so I have to learn, and if I can’t get a chance here I’ll go out on loan next year.”
Vuckic did have a loan spell at Championship side Cardiff City a year last February, and played five games for the Welsh side.
And we could see a number of our young players sent out on loan this summer, as they try to get first team experience to hasten their football development.
It remains to be seen if Haris is close enough to the first team to stay on Tyneside this season.
The 6’1″ tall 20 year-old has played 15 times with one goal for the Newcastle first team.
What do you think?
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