Rangers boss Stuart McCall on Haris Vuckic

Rangers manager Stuart McCall speaks highly of Newcastle United-owned attacking midfielder Haris Vuckic.

Rangers manager Stuart McCall has been singing the praises of Haris Vuckic on the club’s official website.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has been in impressive form for the Glasgow-based outfit since joining them on loan from Premier League club Newcastle United in the January transfer window.

The youngster has scored six goals in eight starts for Rangers, one of which came in the 2-1 victory over Heart of Midlothian at Ibrox in the Scottish Championship on Sunday.

Vuckic picked up a pass from Dean Shiels on the right side of the Hearts penalty box, cut onto his left foot and placed the ball past goalkeeper Neil Alexander and into the far corner of the net.

McCall was delighted with Vuckic’s goal against Hearts and has explained why he substituted him at half time.

"The second goal is why Haris played today,” the Scot told Rangers’ official website. “He’s got a goal in him, he's a threat.

“He can come in on his left foot and do what he did so it didn’t surprise me when he picked it up there that it ended up in the back of the net.

"I felt for him at half time. I explained to him that we had to bring him off and it was nothing to do with his performance, it was just because of the change of shape.”

Vuckic has been one of the better players for Rangers since he joined the Gers from Newcastle on loan in February.

Although the attacking midfielder has not always completed 90 minutes, it seems that McCall rates him highly and considers him an important part of his team.

Rangers are currently second in the Scottish Championship table with 58 points from 30 matches, three points clear of third-placed Hibernian with a game in hand.

McCall are back in league action on Thursday when they take on Queens of the South away from home.

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