We shouldn’t really call Harris Vuckic a youngster now since he’s 22 and turns 23 in August, but it’s good to see Haris doing well at Rangers FC, and he’s helped them by scoring some crucial goals.
Haris Vuckic – has done well for Rangers
Last Sunday Rangers beat Championship leaders Hearts 2-1, and Vuckic scored after 38 minutes to put the home side 2-0 up, and the win puts Rangers back to second top of the league on 55 points, but they are still a massive 23 points behind Hearts, who have won the Championship and automatic promotion.
But new manager Stuart McCall seems to be having an impact now, and they are on a three game winning run, and it’s good to be in form before the play-offs.
Haris has shone in Scotland – maybe because he’s playing regular football – and we could have done with him at Newcastle to help us out – since we are having big trouble scoring goals.
There has been news in the Scottish Press in the last day or two that Haris wants to join Rangers full time – but he still has a year left on his contract and we would hope Vuckic is given a chance in pre-season.
This is what Haris has said about his future today:
“It’s not true that I’m going to quit Newcastle and stay at Ibrox. What I have always said that I respect both clubs – Newcastle because I still have a contract with them and Rangers because I have a loan deal here.”
“We will see what is going to happen in the summer but Newcastle have to say what options I have.” “I will choose the best one for me.” “If Newcastle let me go, would I like to stay at Rangers? That would be a good option for me.”
“At Newcastle, I didn’t have the chance to play first-team football. When I signed for Rangers I got that experience. I’m playing every week and scoring goals.” “If I can do that next season that would be a great option for me.”
“I like the feel of Rangers. Every player doesn’t want to just train on the training ground, they want to be recognised in the games and score goals. They want to be recognised in the city.”
“At Newcastle I was playing U-21 level which is not really my level. I feel I’m above that. I want to play first-team. I want to play with the men, not the kids.” “I want to be recognized if I do well and score goals – that’s what players want.”
Newcastle are still not ready to give these lads a chance in the side, and John Carver is one who has said some of our other youngsters at Newcastle are not ready for the first team.
Well they’ll never be ready if they aren’t given a chance in the first team.
Haris came to Newcastle as a 16 year-old and recognized as one of the best players at his age in Europe back in January, 2009.
But his tremendous promise hasn’t been fulfilled mainly due to a number of injuries, but he has wonderful skills and seems to have bulked up physically, and playing in the Scottish Championship will have toughened him up – maybe exactly what he needed.
We do hope that Newcastle will give him a chance and not just allow him to leave in the summer – as a number of other players – both young and old – will definitely be shipped out, after another woeful season on Tyneside.
Haris has appeared 10 times for Rangers and has scored six goals – and we are hoping he can help get them promotion via the play-offs and then Rangers will be back where they rightfully belong.
Then they can strengthen their squad in the summer and hopefully be good enough immediately to challenge for the Scottish Premier League title again.
And if they are promoted we’ll see what happens then – and certainly one possibility is that Vuckic could join Rangers full time – but we’d like Haris to be given a chance in Newcastle’s pre-season first – a real chance to show what he can do.
Maybe one reason for our failure to bring youngsters through to the first team is that we just haven’t given a lot of them a chance?
Finally, Haris has played 19 times for the Newcastle first team with one goal.
What do you think?
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