Haris Vuckic is aiming to be back in action with the first team in three weeks after a successful operation on the hand he injured during the 2-1 cup win over Fulham.
Vuckic only lasted a few minutes after entering the fray where he suffered a freak hand injury which meant he had to be withdrawn from the field and replaced with Alan Smith.
The Slovenian international went under the knife immediately following the Magpies victory with the club keen to use the international break to shave off some time from his comeback.
Vuckic told the press yesterday; ‘I had an operation and my hand is now good again. If everything goes ok then I hope to be starting training again in three weeks time. I can’t wait to start training and play football. I was really disappointed with what happened. The fans will see me again soon and I just can’t wait to be a part of it again’.
During the short period of time that Haris Vuckic was on the pitch he linked very well with Gabriel Obertan and when he returns to the fold that could be a partnership that blossoms. They both seemed to understand how each other played and it clearly showed that they were on the same wave length together.
Vuckic also commented on how first team football has done him the world of good: ‘The manager has made it clear that the younger players are going to get their chance. That is good for people like myself and Sammy Ameobi’.
The statement has clearly indicated that Pardew is going to give our youngster’s a chance to be involved a lot more in the first team and there are several young players who look to be very exciting prospects. Whether they are involved in cup games or league games it certainly seems as if Pardew won’t shy away from deploying them in games.
The Slovenian international added; ‘Sammy showed that night what he can do and it’s great that there are a number of young players coming through the system. I have come through the reserve team with them and we now feel that this is a great chance to make an impact’.
Vuckic is right, this seems to be the time when there are a number of youngsters in our ranks gaining more and more playing time with the first team. That is only a good thing and the best way forward is to play them in cup matches and to give them run-outs in league games. I am sure that we will see more and more of Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi and Shane Ferguson during this season.
There are already foundations that they can build on, Obertan and Vuckic’s linking is one that I can see working very well in a game. They just seemed to click straightaway and I’m sure the youngsters well get more and more regular game time to gain valuable experience.
It’s certainly an exciting time to be a youngster at Newcastle United!