Haris Vuckic in seems ready to play his part for Wigan this season, after he was sent out on loan to the Lancashire club, after signing a one year extension at Newcastle, which keeps him at the club through 2017.
The one year loan deal at Wigan is a chance for Haris to get his career back on track and maybe convince Steve McClaren that he has a future on Tyneside.
Haris Vuckic in training at Newcastle this summer
This is what Vuckic told the Wigan Evening Post:
“Of course if the manager needs me I will be ready to do my best and my maximum,” “In my mind, what I want to do here is play as much football as possible.”
“I need to prove myself to the manager, and when I get the chance on the field do my maximum for the team.”
“That’s so not just Wigan but all of the other clubs can see what I can do.” “I love scoring goals, and I like to provide assists as well,”
“I am an attacking player who likes to always look forward, always looking for that killer pass or goal if I can.”
“I am prepared to play anywhere the manager would like me to – right wing, left wing, midfield, striker.”
“It’s good for me that I can play more than one position, it makes it easier to be rotated.” “Firstly I am trying to establish myself in club football,”
“If I can do that, then hopefully international football will follow.” “But I’m not really thinking too much about that.”
Vuckic has played 19 times for Newcastle with one goal and he’s been on loan to Cardiff, Rotherham and Glasgow Rangers, and he ‘s played a total of 53 times on loan with 14 goals.
Haris was a star at Rangers for the second half of last season, when he played 22 times with 9 goals – although that is the Scottish second division.
23 year-old Vuckic has skills galore, which Wigan fans will soon see, but somehow he hasn’t managed to use those skills to make an impact during games, and his poor injury record has also not been helpful.
Time is running out for Haris, and we hope he has a very good loan spell at Wigan.
The former Newcastle center-back Gary Caldwell is now their manager, and we hope Wigan can mount a promotion push this season.
This is what Gary said about getting Haris in on loan:
“Haris had a great season on loan at Rangers last season and he is a quality addition to our forward line, a creative player with an eye for goal.”
“Newcastle rate him highly, but he needs to keep progressing and is looking to play as regularly as possible. We are delighted he has chosen Wigan Athletic.”
After five games played Wigan are in the middle of the table with 11 points.
We hope Wigan can have a great season helped by Haris Vuckic.