Stuart McCall comments on Newcastle-owned Haris Vuckic's future at Rangers

Stuart McCall is wary of being disrespectful over Haris Vuckic's future.

Rangers manager Stuart McCall has told the club's official website that Haris Vuckic's future lies with Newcastle United - for now.

McCall is leading something of a revival at Ibrox having been appointed as the club's new manager last month, and having won the last three games, Rangers are in pole position to claim second place in the Scottish Championship.

One of the key figures in the recent upturn in form has been forward Haris Vuckic, who arrived on loan from Newcastle on deadline day back in February.

The Slovenian, who is on loan at Rangers until the end of the season, took his goal tally for the club to six on Sunday, scoring what proved to be the winning goal in the 2-1 win over Hearts at Ibrox.

The 22-year-old has become a firm fan favourite already amongst Rangers supporters, and many are keen to see him stay beyond the end of his loan spell.

His contract with Newcastle still has one year left to run, but he told The Chronicle earlier this week that he knows his Magpies career is over - sparking rumours of a permanent move to Rangers, or alternatively a loan extension.

However, manager McCall says that Vuckic belongs to Newcastle - and it would be 'disrespectful' to discuss any extended Ibrox stay for Vuckic, who has admitted that he would like to stay in Glasgow.

"Haris is fully focussed in this moment in time in doing his best for this club and that is how he would be regardless of who he is playing for," said McCall.

"He still has a year left on his contract at Newcastle United, which is a fantastic football club and it would be disrespectful of him, which he hasn’t, to talk about what might happen next season."

"He has enjoyed his time here and he’s played ever so well for us but all his focus is on up to when his loan period finishes. He then goes back and becomes a Newcastle United player," he added.

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