NUFC loan star: ‘When you come from Newcastle you expect to play more’
There are a legion of Newcastle players out on loan and Haris Vuckic is signed up at Bradford City until 3 January 2017.
This is the attacking midfielder/striker’s fifth loan and needs to step it up if he’s going to have a decent career ahead of him.
Like any player, Haris Vuckic holds out some hope of making it big but even he has to concede ‘Football can change, but right now, I don’t think I’m in Newcastle’s plans.’
At the age of 24, Vuckic has made only 38 league starts at six different clubs, since arriving at Newcastle. Only four for NUFC and the only time he has really clicked at his loan clubs was at Rangers when they were in the second tier of Scottish football.
At Bradford it has been a bit of a disaster so far, whilst the club are doing well in third place of League One, Haris Vuckic has only started two league games.
He got a rare start on Saturday in the FA Cup but totally blew it, playing Accrington Stanley of League Two, Vuckic had a simple chance to equalise just before half-time but failed to convert. The Newcastle player dragged off at half-time as Bradford eventually lost 2-1 and went out of the FA Cup.
Whilst things are going the wrong way for him personally this season, it is clear that Haris Vuckic loves it at Newcastle and is keen for the club to do well.
Vuckic says that not should the club get back to the Premier League at the first time of asking but their rightful place is fighting it out towards the top and a place in Europe.
Good luck to Haris Vuckic and hopefully a bit like Sammy Ameobi at last appears to have done at Bolton, the penny will drop and the Slovenian international will start and use the talent he undoubtedly he has, albeit at a level below the Premier League.
Newcastle loan star Haris Vuckic speaking to the Telegraph and Argus:
“When you come from Newcastle, you expect to play more, but you have to fight for your place.
“It’s difficult but I’m a patient guy. The team has been doing really well and the competition is quite high.
“We’ve had a great run. We are third in the league and you can’t just expect to jump in there.
“It’s mixed feelings. It’s not that I want them to lose but always you have to be ready and work hard for that chance on the training pitch.
“But when I am selected, it is my chance to give the gaffer something to think about. In the past I have done something like make an assist or score a goal.
“We’ll see when January comes what Newcastle and Bradford’s thoughts are.
“I’ve no regrets about coming here because the team at the moment are doing well and I feel part of that.
“Even if you’re not starting, you just have to keep going and when the chance comes, try to put it right.
“Being honest, I want to be in a club where I can play. But everything can change. It is still two months (to go) and there are a lot of games.
“Football is a strange game. One day you are down, the next you are up straight away.
“At the moment, no I cannot see my future there (St James Park). As I said, football can change, but right now, I don’t think I’m in Newcastle’s plans.
“There are many clubs, so hopefully I’m going to find the right one where I’m going to be the main man and play all the time. That’s my target.
“Sometimes you have to go a bit lower and step back to go forward again.
“The right people came into Newcastle. They are doing really well and hopefully can keep it going and get the club where they should be.
“That’s not just back in the Premier League but near the top pushing for Europe. I think the club can achieve that.
“When the results are good, there is always a good atmosphere at any club, but it impresses me as well that even with the bad results, Newcastle fans kept going to the stadium to support the team.
“If you saw the final Premier League game last season against Tottenham, we were already relegated but so many fans still came to support the club. That is what is amazing.
“I don’t know the manager’s thoughts but as everybody says, Newcastle is a sleeping giant. Hopefully Rafa can wake it up.
“Nobody is surprised to see them top of the Championship. To see them lose the first two games of the season, that was a surprise.
“Maybe that was a slap in the face for everybody but I think the staff in the club managed that well. They put the right players in and now they are doing well.”
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