Rangers boss's assessment of loan star should please Newcastle fans

Stuart McCall has been nothing but impressed with Newcastle’s Haris Vuckic.

Vuckic netted his seventh goal for Rangers in just 10 starts, and head coach McCall has admitted to the official Gers website that it is now a surprise if he does not score.

“Haris’s goal was typical Haris and you’re almost expecting when he cuts in like that that the ball to end up in the side netting,” the temporary boss said.

Vuckic only linked up with the Ibrox club in the January transfer window, as one of five loanees to have headed across the border from Newcastle, but he has been a roaring success.

Unlike the majority of his fellow Magpies, of whom only one other has made an appearance, the Slovenian forward, 22, has cemented himself as a key part of McCall’s side to great effect.

His goal in the 4-0 drubbing of Raith was his seventh of what has been a short season, and it played a vital role in securing the victory that guarantees Championship play-off football for the Gers.

Vuckic’s contract with Newcastle is up in the summer, and whatever his future prospects hold, there is no denying that his goals would be welcome on Tyneside right now.

To have a confidence in front of goal that can be read from the dug-out is a trait currently absent from much of the Newcastle squad, and their form in front of goal has been shocking recently.

Vuckic may not be the answer, and his exit from Tyneside this summer would not be a surprise, but there is no denying that his goalscoring form for Rangers this season should please Newcastle fans, and force the club into extending his contract at the end of this campaign.

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