One of the emerging stars at Newcastle, who is starting to make a name for himself on Tyneside, is Northern Ireland International Shane Ferguson.
Shane Fergsuon – very promising youngster at Newcastle
The former left winger has been switched to left back, and starred in both Newcastle’s previous Carling Cup victories at Accrington Stanley and Chelsea, and will get another first team start on Wednesday in the 4th round at home to Arsenal.
The Derry-born 19 year-old has impressed both in training and in his two first team appearances for Newcastle this season, and he could well force his way into the side, anywhere on the left hand side for the club in the future.
It will be interesting to see which side Arsene Wenger will field on Wednesday night, but Wenger will not devalues the competition any longer, and will play a strong Arsenal side, and that will be another good test for the young Irish defender.
Hughton knows that Ferguson deserves his chance, after the player who wears number 31, has come on big time over the last 12 months:
“We’ve been delighted with his progress this season,” “He’s a small lad but he’s a tigerish player. He’s never been a problem, he trains very well and he’s got a lot going for him.”
Shane has just two first team appearances for the Newcastle side, but if Jose Enrique is injured any time this season, there will be no reason to go out and get another loan player in to cover for the Spaniard, as young Shane has shown he can get the job done for the Magpies.
And Shane is just one of the many young stars at the club, and the Reserves are now at the top of their Premier League Reserve division.