Haris Vuckic 'ready' for permanent Rangers deal, reveals ambition to score against Celtic

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Rangers loanee Haris Vuckic wants to stay at Ibrox.

Haris Vuckic has told The Chronicle that he won't be back at Newcastle next season - and is keen to stay with his loan club Rangers.

The Slovenian forward, 22, joined Newcastle from Domzale in 2009, and despite being highly-rated for some time in the North East, Vuckic has only ever made 19 appearances for the Magpies.

After loan spells with Cardiff City and Rotherham United, Vuckic is now on loan again, this time in Scotland with Rangers, having joined the club on deadline day back in February.

Vuckic will stay at Ibrox until the end of the season, and has already made a huge impact in Glasgow, with six goals to his name for the club.

His latest goal came in the surprise 2-1 win over Scottish Championship title-winners Hearts on Sunday, curling the ball beautifully into the corner with his left foot.

Unsurprisingly, Rangers fans have taken to Vuckic very quickly, and are hopeful that he will stay at the club in the long-term.

Vuckic has now told The Chronicle that he knows he has no future at Newcastle, and is keen to stay at Rangers - as long as they earn promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

"I know I won’t be at Newcastle next season," said Vuckic. "I am not sad, because I am focused on getting Rangers back into the top league. If we achieve that then I hope I’m around next season for the new challenge. It is up to Rangers but I am ready to sign up."

Rangers' possible promotion would mean a return for the Old Firm derby against Celtic, which has been played just once since 2012 - and Vuckic has already outlined what he wants to do against Rangers' bigger rivals.

"To score against Celtic is my ambition," said Vuckic, who will now be relied upon to fire the goals and take Rangers back to the top flight.

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