It could well be that by the end of this coming season, Shane Ferguson is the first team left back at Newcastle.
Shane Ferguson – could be big breakthrough season for 19 year-old
That’s hardly a surprising statement to the Newcastle fans who saw Shane play so very well when he deputized for the injured Jose Enrique in February, and it looks like Jose will soon be on his way – since he wants to leave Newcastle.
And even if Newcastle bring in a new experienced left back in place of Jose, which they will very likely do, there’s still a decent chance that Shane will be a first teamer at the end of this season.
The Irishman will start at left-back against Darlington tonight, and fans will see he has built himself up physically over the summer, on that famous steak and potatoes diet, that Alan Pardew kept talking about – a very high protein diet.
Ferguson told the Newcastle press today that he’s really looking forward to the upcoming season:
“I have moved into the first-team changing room.” “It is good to start the season there, and I am just looking forward to the season ahead.”
“I just have to keep impressing.” “The Darlington game should be good. I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of things.”
“There will be a couple of other young lads going to America too, and we will try our hardest to be in the squad for the start of the season.”
“The manager has said we are going there to win.” “It is good to be back, and hopefully I can keep pushing on again.”
“I am just raring to go.” “It was good to be home for six weeks and to see the family and friends, but it is good to be back now.
“I was starting to get bored in the house!” “Now it is down to the business of football and I cannot wait to get going.”
“All the new lads have settled in well and they are good additions to the squad.”
It will be good to see how Shane performs tonight, and there was always a chance that if Jose did stay on Tyneside, Shane could even be pushing him for the starting position at left back.
This lad looks like a great up and coming player, either at left back or even on the left wing, where he started his career.