More bookings than goals: Attacker Haris Vuckic released by Newcastle United trying to break duck

Rangers player Haris Vuckic in action during the Scottish Championship match between Hibernian and Rangers at Easter Road on March 22, 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Haris Vuckic finally left Newcastle United this summer, but success has been limited.

Rangers player Haris Vuckic in action during the Scottish Championship match between Hibernian and Rangers at Easter Road on March 22, 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Haris Vuckic's eight year stint at Newcastle United finally came to an end this summer, with the forward released after his contract expired.

The Slovenian never really established himself in the Newcastle side on a regular basis, and spent last season on loan at Bradford City. 

Vuckic signed with Dutch side FC Twente in the summer, but has found it tough going in Holland.

Haris Vuckic of Newcastle during the Pre Season Friendly match between St Mirren and Newcastle United at St Mirren Park on July 30, 2013 in Paisley, Scotland.

To date he has more bookings (2) than goals (0) in four first team appearances for the Dutch side.

There is a reason for this though, as he has been deployed as a central midfielder, playing deeper than in the attacking role he has occupied at other clubs, including his loan spell at Rangers.

Success in his four appearances has been mixed, with Twente winning two and losing two.

Tom Lawrence of Leicester City is challenged by Haris Vuckic of Newcastle United during the FA Cup Third Round match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium...

His lack of goals has not been for not trying. He is averaging 2.3 shots per game - the highest rate in the Twente side.

There are positives though for the Slovenian, regardless of his lack of success.

Simply playing top flight football on a regular basis is a good sign, something he did not manage in England.

He may have stepped down a level to Holland to achieve this, but the Eredivisie is a competitive league and Vuckic has a platform to kickstart his career.

A little bit of luck in front of goal and he might get back on track.

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