McCall admits desire to keep Haris Vuckic despite reported Premier League interest

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Stuart McCall wants Haris Vuckic to stay at Rangers next season

Rangers boss Stuart McCall has told the Daily Express that he's keen to keep Newcastle loanee Haris Vuckic beyond his loan deal.

The new Rangers manager is undefeated in his first four games in charge, winning two and drawing two as momentum picks up at Ibrox.

Promotion back to the Scottish Premiership is a big possibility for McCall, whose contract only runs until the end of the season - but that hasn't stopped him thinking about next season.

Speaking to the Daily Express, McCall admitted that he would be interested in keeping Newcastle loanee Haris Vuckic next season.

"If I was around next year, he would be a player that I would be interested in and the club would be interested in," said McCall. "He’s a good type who has a smile on his face and wants to do extra in training. He’s a good type to have around.”

Vuckic was one of five Newcastle players who joined Rangers on deadline day back in February, but is the only one to have made an impact so far.

The 22-year-old Slovenian has scored five goals for Rangers, including a brace in last weekend's 4-1 win over Cowdenbeath - and his impressive displays in Scotland are reportedly attracting interest.

The Daily Mail suggested earlier this week that Premier League side Burnley are interested in signing Vuckic, who has just one year left to run on his Newcastle contract.

The young forward may be sold this summer, but McCall is still hopeful of keeping him in Glasgow next season - even if it may only be on loan again.

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