The stat which will frustrate Newcastle fans, but will delight Rangers fans

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Newcastle are struggling for goals, whilst Haris Vuckic is banging them in.

Newcastle United's 1-0 defeat to North East rivals Sunderland on Sunday means that manager John Carver has now won just two of his 13 games in charge.

With eight defeats in that spell, Carver's win percentage stands at just 15.38% - meaning it's virtually impossible to see him being in charge next season.

The Newcastle native was assistant to Alan Pardew at St. James' Park before his departure to Crystal Palace, and rather than rush into an appointment, the Magpies handed Carver the reins until the end of the season.

Whilst Newcastle are unlikely to go down, four successive defeats have left fans disillusioned with the way the club is being run, and it's clear that Carver is out of his depth right now.

One of the biggest problems for Newcastle under Carver's stewardship has been the lack of goals since the end of the January transfer window.

Newcastle chose not to make any new signings, and have now scored just four goals in the eight games since the transfer window slammed shut.

Ironically, on deadline day back in February, they allowed forward Haris Vuckic to join Rangers on loan until the end of the season - and the 22-year-old has been a roaring success in Glasgow.

The Slovenian scored what proved to be the winning goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over Hearts, taking his tally to six goals in just ten games - that means he's scored more goals that the entire Newcastle team since his departure, which is a remarkable stat considering his lack of opportunities at Newcastle.

Of course, the difference in the standard of defending between the Premier League and Scottish Championship is huge, but Vuckic is now playing regular first-team football for the first time in a while - and fans must be wondering whether he could have provided a spark in the final third for Carver.

Whilst that's frustrating for Newcastle fans, Rangers supporters are currently enjoying Vuckic's performances - and of course his goals as well.

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