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Cardiff move for Vuckic could be the making of a young star

By Lee Ryder on Feb 9, 12 04:22 PM


It's been obvious for a few months that Haris Vuckic is far, far too good to be playing reserve team football for Newcastle United.

The Slovenian has also been told to be patient by Alan Pardew when it comes to playing first team football on a regular basis.

In a nutshell, Vuckic is at the crucial stage of his career when he can learn very little more from playing reserve team football.

The only thing that can happen in the reserves is he can take a whack or pick up an injury on a dodgy pitch.

Therefore the move to the Championship with Cardiff City could not be a better one for both the player and the Bluebirds.

Cardiff have blagged a great talent and even if Vuckic is with him for just a month, he'll help them get some crucial points in the second tier and bolster their promotion chances.

Vuckic has already shown he can mix it in the Premier League but there are more experienced pros in front of him in the queue and he must wait his turn.

For now, he can build on his experience in a move that should result in him coming back to St James' Park a better player.

Pardew has made it clear from an early stage he would rather loan players out to the Football League than allow them to stagnate in the reserves.

And with 12 players recently released after going through the motions in the FA Premier Reserve League, Newcastle seem determined to make the most of the loan system to blood their youngsters.

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Lee Ryder - Proudly born and bred on Tyneside, the Chronicle's chief sports writer has followed the fortunes of the club over the last three decades as a Toon fan and football writer.

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