Vuckic saw more action for Toon in defeat at Liverpool.
Reflecting on Vuckicâ€™s performance, Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: â€śI thought Haris grew into the game.
â€śYouâ€™d expect that. It is at Anfield, and Liverpool have some great players, but we went toe-to-toe with them.
â€śHatem was always going to be first choice to come on, but the game had perhaps gone away by then.â€ť