Newcastle loanee Haris Vuckic pleased with his improved goal scoring for Rangers

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Vuckic has been in scintillating form since joining Rangers on loan from Newcastle in January.

The Slovenian striker signed for Scottish Championship side Rangers in the January transfer window, and he has told the Evening Times that he is pleased with the improvement to his goalscoring abilities.

After scoring his first ever header in senior football at the weekend, Vuckic said: “As a player you can't just have one power. You have to be able to score with your right foot and with your head as well.

“Now I have showed that I can score with more than my left foot. Most of my nine goals here have been with my left foot. But I am glad I have shown I can score with my head as well.”

The goal came against Falkirk, and it was the start of the Light Blues coming from two goals down to secure a draw. Not only did the goal prove vital for Rangers, but it became the ninth of Vuckic’s short career at Ibrox.

The 22-year-old has netted those nine strikes in just 15 games, and he is on course to win the Gers’ golden boot award despite being at the club for just half a season. In one remaining league fixture, and however many play-off games Rangers have to play, Vuckic needs four goals to pass current leading scorer Nicky Law.

Most of his early goals came from cutting in from the right and scoring with his left foot, but his header has shown his all round game is improving.

Not only is this great news for Rangers as they look to fight for promotion to the Premiership, but it hints at a bright future for Vuckic at St James’ Park - if he is offered playing time at Newcastle United.

His current deal has one year left to run, and it is hard to see why the Magpies would not look to extend that judging by his latest goalscoring exploits. The club need an all-round goalscorer, and every week Vuckic is adding more and more to his game, whilst consistently finding the back of the net.

The fact that he is improving and scoring goals during his loan spell should excite Newcastle fans, and they should be hoping that the club offer him a long-term contract extension, rather than risk losing such a promising youngster for free at the end of the 2015/16 season.

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