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Newcastle Youngster Compared To Former Soviet Star

Rangers beat Cowdenbeath 4-1 this afternoon, and they were helped by two goals from on-loan player Haris Vuckic who scored two late goals to make the game safe.

haris vuckic scores against Cowdenbeath

Haris Vuckic score late goals against Cowdenbeath

After drawing five league games in a row Rangers have now won their last two games – with a fine win last Sunday at Hibernian (2-0 win) and now today with a good 4-1 win against Cowdenbeath at Ibrox.

Clark put Rangers ahead after 49 minutes but then Oyenuga equalized for the visitors after 73 minutes, before McGregor restored the lead with just seven minutes to go.

And then it was Haris Vuckic who scored two late goals on 88 minutes and 90 minutes to make the game safe for Rangers.

With Hibs losing 2-1 at Raith Rangers today, Rangers are now level on point with Hibs in joint second place and they have a game in hand.

Rangers manager McCall was impressed with Vuckic, as he talked to BBC Scotland after the game:

“He reminds me so much of big Alexei Mykhaylychenko, who I used to play with.” “He’s very graceful with a good left foot,”

“I said today we would give him a good half hour because he’s been unfortunate to be out the side. Not only is he a good talent, he’s a goal threat as well.”

6’1″ tall Alexei Mykhaylychenko played for Rangers from 1991-1996 and was a central midfielder who played 41 times for the USSR and twice for Ukraine, following  the break up of the USSR, and certainly Harris is a similar build and is also a very good technical player.

This was Rangers first home victory since January 3rd,  and it’s good they are hitting form at the right time before the all important play-offs.

If they can win the four team play-off, they are back in the Premier League next season.

And while the other four Newcastle players are not doing too much for Rangers’ cause at the moment because of injury,  Haris Vuckic is and has now scored 5 goals for the famous Scottish club.

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3 comments so far

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 28, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #1

    If Vuckic is a stand out North of the border it doesn’t say much for the standard of footy in the Scottish 2nd division

  • Sleepin Giant

    Mar 28, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #2

    It’s crap Jeff

  • Sav

    Mar 28, 2015 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #3

    That’s right, lads, give the boy encouragement. FFS. I had thought this might get the bluenoses to pipe down a bit. Little did I expect our own whingers to start in.


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