Newcastle Begin Clear Out Of Fringe Players

Newcastle have started a clear out of some of their fringe players with news today that 24 year-old 22 times capped Northern Ireland International Shane Ferguson has moved permanently for an undisclosed fee to Football League One club Milwall.

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Shane Ferguson – has moved to Milwall on a permanent basis

This is the statement Newcastle have issued on the web-site:

Newcastle United defender Shane Ferguson has joined Millwall on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.

The Northern Ireland international left-back, who can also play in midfield, has been on loan with the League One outfit since August, making 28 appearances in all competitions to date.

And Ferguson has now turned that into a full-time deal, signing an 18-month contract at the New Den.

Twenty-four-year-old Ferguson was born in Derry, in Northern Ireland, but came up through the ranks on Tyneside before making his Magpies’ debut in August 2010, at Accrington Stanley in the League Cup.

He made 32 appearances in all competitions for Newcastle, with 19 of those coming as a substitute, and also spent time on loan at Birmingham City and Glasgow Rangers over the last three seasons.

Everyone at Newcastle United wishes Shane well for his future at Millwall.

We add to that and wish Shane all the best for his football future – and that he has a good tournament with Northern Ireland at the Euro 2016 finals in France in June.

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