With the closure of the emergency loan window, comes the influx of a number of young potential Premier League stars into the football league and Rotherham United have dipped into the market to sign Newcastle United attacking midfielder Haris Vuckic.

The Slovakian joins on loan until January with fellow Toon player James Tavernier as Rotherham look to break into the playoff places of League One.

At only 21 years of age it seems harsh that many are questioning whether Vuckic has missed his chance at Newcastle United but unfortunately the reality may be that he needs to use the next six weeks to reassure those at St James Park that the spark that was there when he signed as a 16-year-old, still remains.

Vuckic has rarely featured for the Magpies, however  he has impressed on the occasions that he has donned the black and white shirt, namely in a man of the match performance against Arsenal back in 2010. He spent a month on loan at Cardiff City in February 2012 but was forced to return back to Newcastle United due to injury, despite impressing those at the Cardiff City Stadium.

However opportunities back at the Magpies have been further limited due injuries with a cruciate ligament injury keeping Vuckic out for the most of last season.

He’s quick on his feet and composed on the ball with a fantastic shooting ability, while his only weakness is the lack of strength and the aforementioned constant failing to injury.

But  obviously Vuckic has been deemed fit enough to go to Rotherham and if he can maintain his fitness, as he did for the first few weeks when he was at Cardiff,  then he could easily become a weapon in League One.

The Millers will be hoping that they’ve signed one of the Premier league’s hidden stars that can help them on their way in the playoff battle, everyone knows the potential that Vuckic has – he’s held in very high regard at Newcastle – but now it’s down to Vuckic to live up to it.


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