Newcastle's Haris Vuckic admits initial doubts over Rangers loan move

Newcastle United's Haris Vuckic had hoped to be part of John Carver's first team set-up at St. James' Park.

Newcastle United attacking midfielder Haris Vuckic has told Radio Clyde, quoted by the Brechin Advertiser that he had doubts over a move to Rangers when he was first informed of their interest. 

The 22-year-old joined the Light Blues on loan until the end of the season on deadline day, but it was a transfer that he had to think through. 

Vuckic had harboured ambitions of breaking into Newcastle's first-team under John Carver's stewardship, but after being informed by the boss that he wasn't part of his plans he decided to take Rangers up on their offer. 

"I was a bit sceptical at first because I wanted to be part of Newcastle's first team," he said. 

"But the more I thought about it I decided it was a very good chance to show how good I am at Rangers, a big, massive club.

"At Newcastle I didn't get much of a chance to play so this is a great opportunity for me to show the fans and everyone else I can play football."

Vuckic has failed to live up to his early promise at St. James' Park so far and he will be looking to prove a point at Ibrox. 

The Slovenian international was expected to have the potential to become a star on Tyneside, but his career appears to be in danger of petering out into mediocrity. 

A series of loan moves around the English lower leagues have not worked to much effect, and he will be hoping to have better luck at Rangers. 

The Scottish side need him to find top form quickly, too. At the moment Rangers are a long way behind Hearts, who lead the Scottish championship, and they will need to have an almost perfect record from now to the end of the season if they are to catch the Jambos.

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