Don't Blame Newcastle Or Pardew!

Last updated : 27 November 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Vuckic, under contract at Newcastle until the summer of 2016, feels his career at St James' Park is not over ... but he knows something dramatic has to change soon.

He is a player who has it all, but has rarely done enough to get the best out of himself.

Even his loan spells have been poor, and at no time has he put in the graft to show he can be a Premier League player.

He is strong, tough in the tackle, hard to knock off the ball and dynamite when breaking into the box.

But that WAS him three years ago when he was 19, and the last two years he has done NOTHING, despite encouragement from Alan Pardew.

Pardew backed him when many managers would have turned their back.

Haris Vuckic (talking to the Gazette): “My plan is of course to be a Newcastle first-team player.

“I want to do that, and I have to be patient.

“I hope my chance will come at Newcastle. If not, I have to go forward. I have to look after my career.

“I would like to go on loan.

“We will see in January.

“I will have to make a plan with the manager (Alan Pardew) and see what his thoughts are. We have to do what is best for me and the club.

“I’m older now. I’m not under-21. I need to play first-team football. That’s how I’m going to develop.

“I wanted to play 90 minutes (against Crewe). I’m fit now – I’ve been fit for two seasons – and I just need to train hard and play football.

“I need to be patient and wait for my chance.

“I was with Rotherham for half a season, and got a good promotion (to the Championship).

“I didn’t play as much as I wanted, but in the end I think it was worth it.”