Haris Vuckic is on loan at Rotherham United through the end of the season, along with James Tavernier, and Haris has so far played 15 times with 3 goals, but he is on the bench a lot, and has started only seven of those games.
Haris Vuckic - in action for Rotherham
And Haris has expressed his frustration at not getting the playing time he had hoped for at the League One club:
“It’s been frustrating because I’ve not had much starting time.” “I have not really been happy with my playing time and Newcastle haven’t been happy either, as I came here to play, though I understand why I haven’t.”
“If the team’s winning it is hard to get in the side, that’s what happened, we’ve been unbeaten and it’s difficult to be chosen.” “We’ve four really good strikers who’ve to fight to get in the team.”
Footballers have to fight to get into any team, and of course Haris can also play in central midfield, so there’s another position he could play in.
It’s always revealing when players go out on loan, and one measurement of their progress is whether they can get to be a starter at the loan club.
While there may be competition at Rotherham, Haris turns 22 in August, and it if he is to make it at Newcastle, you would have thought he could be a regular starter at Rotherham.
But that’s one of the questions Newcastle will need to answer – which younger players to keep this summer – and there has to be question marks over the heads of players like James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson and Conor Newton – and also it seems Harris Vuckic.
When Haris first arrived at Newcastle in January of 2009 from NK Domzale as a 16 year-old, there were great hopes for him, but maybe because of a number of factors, such as picking up a number of injuries along the way – he hasn’t fulfilled his promise.
His contract runs though the summer of 2016, but time may be running out for him at Newcastle.
What do you think?