Milwall manager Neil Harris is trying hard to make Shane Ferguson’s loan deal permanent in January and they have made a bid for the 24 year=-old player’s services.
Shane is having a good season and he has the Euro 2-016 Championships in France in June to look forward to as he is almost certain to be in the Northern Ireland squad for those finals.
Shane Ferguson – in action for Milwall this season
The League One game at Oldham yesterday was officially Shane’s last game of the loan deal – where he has played 24 times with two goals.
Harris is trying to make the deal permanent and he had this to say yesterday:
“We have gone really strong to Newcastle and made a bid for his services. We’re just waiting in the next few days to see how that unfolds.”
“The Board are certainly backing me in trying to buy him.” “He’s done really well for us and there’s so much more to come. I would like to have him here long-term.”
” We’re trying to keep him and if we can’t keep him long-term then we’d certainly like to keep him until the summer.”
“Fergie showed his quality again today.” (The 2-1 win yesterday at Oldham). He’s got a European Championship coming up in the summer and we can make a real statement.”
“We are working hard with Fergie and working hard with Newcastle to make a deal happen.”
We would be surprised if Newcastle try to keep this player since his contract runs out in June – and the worst thing that could happen to him is that he’s brought back to Tyneside and doesn’t get any first team games.
So Newcastle will probably try to get a decent deal for the 24 year-old who when younger was one of the shining lights at Newcastle.
Shane played 34 times for Newcastle with one goal and he made his first team debut at left back in August 2010, in a League Cup tie away at Accrington Stanley.