Good news today that top Newcastle prospect Shane Ferguson has signed a new five-year contract with the club.
Shane Ferguson – delighted to be staying on Tyneside
Shane has been little less than a revelation this year, after coming in and deputizing so well when Jose Enrique was out injured.
Northern Ireland international Ferguson (one cap) made his first-team debut against Accrington Stanley in the Carling Cup last August, but has since made an additional 8 appearances, mostly this year, for the first team.
Shane can play at left back or left wing, and has always looked like a terrific young prospect in the Newcastle first team.
Most of us were impressed at how good he looked in the game early in the season at Accrington Stanley, and we have found out that was no fluke performance.
Ferguson turns 20 on 12th July, and he had this to say on the Newcastle United site today:
“I’m really happy. I’ve enjoyed this season so much and the new contract has just been the icing on the cake for me.”
“It’s a great thrill to play for the club and the support I’ve had from the fans since making my debut really means a lot.”
“So I’m just delighted to be with Newcastle for the next five years now.”
That’s a win win situation for both Shane and Newcastle United, and the youngster is already well liked by Newcastle fans- he seems a smashing lad.
It seems that Newcastle first choice left back, Jose Enrique, will be in his way this summer, and the club will bring in an experienced left-back as cover, but most fans would be happy with this lad in the side, given his great appearances this season.
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