As expected Alan Pardew will give 19 year-old Shane Ferguson a summer fitness program, so he can become stronger and able to cope with the physical rigors of the English Premier League.
Shane Ferguson – could become a great player for Newcastle
It;s been noticeable that Shane has come out of many games this year, with about 20 minutes to go, and it seems he doesn’t have the stamina at the moment to play all out for 90 minutes.
Of course that can easily be remedied, and a diet is one thing that the Newcastle manager will have the youngster on this summer, and maybe even a summer weight training program.
Alan has joked about having him on a heavy protein diet of steak and milk.
Whatever happens to Jose Enrique this summer, Shane Ferguson would not be out of place if he started for Newcastle next season at left back, if indeed Jose elects to leave.
But Newcastle will still bring in a more experienced left back in the summer if that happens.
Pardew told the local Newcastle press corps today:
“We’ve got to get him stronger.” “Fergie hit the wall against West Brom on Sunday.”
“But he’s still young and developing – that’s where these players are at. They’re not there yet.”
“If they do the work, they’ll threaten the team.”
“Fergie was brilliant. It’s such a shame he couldn’t see the game out.”
Certainly Shane has looked the part on every single game he;s played this year, and if his form continues into next season, you have to believe this lad will be a starter in some position on the left side of midfield.
Shane is already a big favorite with the fans, not only because he looks a great young player, but he’s also a smashing lad.
Ferguson has a bright bright future on Tyneside. 😀