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I want to keep the fans happy, Vuckic

29 November 2013

New signing aiming to be a crowd pleaser...

Rotherham United’s newest addition Haris Vuckic says he wants to keep the fans happy, after signing an emergency loan deal prior to Thursday evening’s deadline. 

Vuckic, who came to England as a 16 year-old from his native Slovenia put a strong emphasis on work-ethic and is looking at doing all he can to become an instant hit at New York Stadium.

“I’m excited and I’m happy about the move,” Haris told “I have come here to train well, work hard and get some chances. If I get my chance I will do my best for the team and focus on helping Rotherham, so I just want to play and keep the fans happy. I don’t know a lot about the club but League One is a strong league and you have to work hard. You cannot relax in these games and I just want to do well for the team.”

The paperwork was lodged with the football league just an hour prior to the emergency loan deadline, and the Slovenian international became the second capture from St James’ Park in the day following the move of full-back James Tavernier. 

“After I’d finished training at Newcastle one of the coaches came and told me that some clubs had an interest in me; I heard Tav had already signed here earlier in the day and I was then very positive about the place and decided I wanted to come to Rotherham. It is still quite close to Newcastle and I think it will be a good move for me. He told me that he’d enjoyed his first day and it had good facilities, good coaches and a new stadium as well so it’s all good.”

Manager Steve Evans has spoken about the versatility of the big Slovenian who spent many of his younger years in a more advanced role, and once again Haris displayed his willingness to aid the squad and fit in where selected.

“I like the ball, and want to be on the ball a lot looking for those through ball passes to the other quick players. The number 10 role is my best position. Any position the gaffer wants to play me I don’t mind, whether it’s right or left wing or further up front I will just give my best for the team. There are a lot of games in the next month and I’m just looking to enjoy it.”

Vuckic is eligible to make his debut in tomorrow's home tie against Gillingham, and will wear number 28 for the Millers. 

Watch what Steve Evans, Paul Raynor and James Tavernier have had to say about the game below.

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