Haris Vuckic desperate for chance under McClaren after impressive Rangers loan spell

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Newcastle forward Haris Vuckic is keen to resurrect his Magpies career this summer.

Newcastle's Haris Vuckic has told Nogomania in his native Slovenia that he wants to be given a chance under new manager Steve McClaren.

Vuckic, 22, joined the Magpies from Domzale back in 2009, and whilst he has long been highly-rated, Vuckic has barely made an impact on Tyneside.

With just 19 first-team appearances to his name so far, Vuckic is in danger of becoming the forgotten man at St. James' Park - and in a bid for regular opportunities, he joined Rangers on loan back in February.

With eight goals in 17 games for Rangers, Vuckic made a huge impact at Ibrox, becoming an instant fan favourite due to his excellent performances.

Now though, Vuckic is back at Newcastle - and with new manager Steve McClaren in place, the Slovenian forward has told Nogomania that he wants a chance to impress under his newly-appointed boss.

"Absolutely! I just lacked the confidence and continuity," said Vuckic when asked if he believes he could play in the Premier League. "I hope the new coach gives me a chance. I have not even talked to him, but I read that he is starting from scratch. If I get a chance at Newcastle, great, otherwise I will move on. If you do not play, you get forgotten quickly. But, I am not a confrontational man, so I'm certainly not looking for conflict with the coach," he added.

Could Vuckic make an impact at Newcastle?

Newcastle are devoid of real quality in the final third, and Vuckic showed during his time at Rangers that he can create as well as score goals.

However, there is quite a huge difference between playing in the Scottish Championship and playing in the Premier League. The step up in quality is massive, and when given chances to play in the top flight before, Vuckic has struggled to make an impact.

McClaren will want to form his own opinion of Vuckic, but it seems like he could be drinking in the last chance saloon at Newcastle, with the Magpies expected to have a full-scale clearout of their squad this summer.

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