We had wondered what had happened to Irish left back come left winger Shane Ferguson, after he had looked impressive earlier in the season for the Newcastle first team in the Carling Cup.
Shane Ferguson – 19 year-old left sided player – good future ahead?
Pardew handed Shane Ferguson his Premier League debut and we must say this lad looks good, and is hardly over-awed when he plays in the first team, and maybe he’s get a few more sub appearances as the season progresses.
The Northern Ireland international looked very skilled last night and opened up the weak Hammer’s defense on two occasions.
And we were surprised but pleased to see Shay get an appearance and it seems Alan has been told of the promise of the once capped Irishman.
Pardew talked about Shane:
“The staff here tell me he has a chance.” “Two young players came on. It gives the fans belief we are going to develop our own.”
“We had Fergie on the left, we have Andy Carroll here and Steven Taylor in the team and it is good to have homegrown players.”
Shane is only 19 years old, but last night he looked closer to 14, and even the commentators mentioned how young he looked. 😀
The youngster has now made 3 appearances for the Newcastle first team.
Another young player we’d like to see make an appearance is 18 year-old Slovenian Haris Vuckic.