Rather than pulling on one of Cardiff’s controversial new red shirts, he is ready to show his true colours with the black-and-whites.
He told the Sunday Sun: “My main aim is to stay fit.
“If I train hard, stay fit, then the opportunities will come. I’m really looking forward to it and it’s great to be back.”
Those opportunities will indeed flow if the Magpies can negotiate their way beyond the play-off stage and into the group format of the Europa League.
Vuckic added: “It’s more games for us and of course there is the League Cup as well.
“There’ll be more chances now.”