Indeed, the 23-year-old didn't score but did start for the Football League club at Chesterfield.
And the Magpies loanee took to Twitter after the event to celebrate both a win and the fact he was back to getting some game time - something he hasn't managed much of at all at St James' Park.
The Slovenian recently admitted he is playing for his Newcastle future even while away on loan, according to the Chronicle.
But his Wigan debut certainly won't have impeded his chances of impressing both clubs.
Vuckic was taken off after 60 minutes, with Wigan going on to snatch a late 3-2 victory, but fans were impressed with the 23-year-old's performance - particularly his willingness to chase the ball down and get involved.
The Newcastle man performed well while on loan at Scottish Championship side Rangers last season. Can he now do the same for the Latics? And how will he compare with a certain Adam Armstrong?