HARIS Vuckic would happily accept a loan switch if it meant he gained more first-team football this season.
But the Slovenia midfielder says it hasn’t been mentioned to him yet by Magpies manager Alan Pardew, who wants to see him step up and play “ten games” this term.
Vuckic revealed: “We haven't really talked about a loan move, but if it was offered to me, then maybe it would be good for me to take it.
“If I am not going to be playing too much here, it could be good to get more experience at a different club for a little while.
“Then when you come back, you will be stronger and fitter.”
Vuckic enjoyed a profitable pre-season in black and white, bouncing back from a bad knee injury to deliver some stirring reminders of his potential.
A sublime goal during the pre-season tour of the States combined with a decent display against Fiorentina, to give Pardew (pictured below) something to think about heading into the new season.
And Vuckic believes the Carling Cup will give him the perfect chance to slake his thirst for first-team football.
“I played in some big games last year and that gave me a taste for being in the side,” he said.
“At the start of the season, I felt a bit nervous about being in the first-team squad, but with every minute I played, I got more confidence and more experience.
“It was really good for me because I am a youngster and I am still learning about football. It is great experience to play against the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea.
“I feel as though I am getting there. I felt like I was getting a lot more confidence, but then unfortunately I got injured and that knocked me back a bit. I just need to start building my confidence again, and hopefully that will come through playing games.”