Millwall confirm capture of Ferguson from Newcastle United

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MILLWALL have signed Shane Ferguson on a 93-day loan deal from Newcastle United.

The Northern Ireland international, who can play at left-back or on the left wing, is Millwall’s second first-team signing this week after Steve Morison re-joined the club on Tuesday.

The move is something of a coup for manager Neil Harris as Ferguson has Premier League experience as well as 18 international caps having made his debut against Italy in 2009.

Harris has also wanted to bring in a naturally left-footed player to give the side width and add to the attacking options on the flank.

Ferguson came through the youth system with the Magpies, making his debut in a League Cup tie in 2010 and his Premier League bow in January, 2011.

He has enjoyed two separate loan spells at Birmingham City and spent the latter part of last season on loan at Glasgow Rangers, starting in their controversial 3-1 second leg Premiership play-off defeat against Motherwell.

Ferguson, 24, will offer the Lions balance on the left and with Joe Martin currently injured he can slot comfortably in at left-back or provide competition for Lee Martin further forward.

He is highly rated by his international boss Michael O’Neill and has been part of Northern Ireland’s surprise push to qualify for Euro 2016, starting in their 2-0 win away to Greece last October.

He was part of Newcastle’s squad for their US tour and even found himself starting at centre-back for Steve McLaren’s under-strength side in their 4-3 defeat to Portland Timbers.

But it is his crossing ability and pace that attracted Harris and he will offer Millwall a new attacking dimension.

John Kelly

(@jkelly1882)

43 thoughts on “Millwall confirm capture of Ferguson from Newcastle United

  • August 7, 2015 at 13:07
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    Yet more good news! Where on earth did THIS signing come from? Wasn't on my radar. Signings like this should lift the whole club. Getting really excited now for the start of the season. COME ON YOU LIONS!

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  • August 7, 2015 at 13:08
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    Out of the blue that one but sounds like NH has done good to get a proper fullback in.

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  • August 7, 2015 at 13:12
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    Is the new scout starting to earn his corn,this makes two signing's out of the blue[ not the blue anchor pub lol] ,the young lad from brentwood and now a younger player with good experience,thing's are looking up.

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  • August 7, 2015 at 13:12
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    More good businessbusiness! Now we can start thinking play offs. COYL!!!!!

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  • August 7, 2015 at 13:13
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    Harris is impressive, unlike other managers before him, he just goes out and does the business.....rather than talking about what he intends to do

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  • August 7, 2015 at 13:14
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    Left sided player which we needed.
    Good age.
    Well done Bomber,good signing.

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    • August 8, 2015 at 08:08
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      @Longfield Lion: Agree sounds like another good signing what we needed must be anoreks on here with all the dislikes ,prospects looking brighter now COYL

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  • August 7, 2015 at 13:19
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    Very good signing, good player, bit of pace and can defend too! Wouldn't mind him as an attacking full-back to stretch teams.. Is there any chance of an extension or perm deal at the end?

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  • August 7, 2015 at 13:20
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    so I'm struggling with information here, is it permanent or loan?
    one site said newcastle and player decided to part ways and he wants to rebuild his career with a step to L1
    other say its a loan deal

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    • August 7, 2015 at 13:43
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      @brooker: Look's like 93 day deal brooker,but if after that the boy is looking to move away from newcastle and he does well with us who know's we may sign him,if we can afford him that is.
      I think this is good for us even though it is a 93 day loan.

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  • August 7, 2015 at 13:31
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    Did I read somewhere that NH said he did not want short term signings, but that if he did go for loans it would be a season long one. Short term loans paper over the cracks, and when they go back to their club we are back in the same position we were before.

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    • August 7, 2015 at 13:36
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      @corunna17: I thought that, 93 days seems a little odd, if he is good he will go back, we cant sign him permanently in January, so will have to renegotiate in 3 months

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    • August 7, 2015 at 13:54
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      @corunna17: We don't know the full details of this deal, but lets say he leaves in January and his contribution to us is that we are in the top six well to me that would be a good loan & conversely if we are not doing to well and he has not been what NH thought he would be then if goes, mark that down to experience.
      Bomber has too adapt as we don't have much money to throw around as it seems as we are still paying Coco a Kings ransom.

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  • August 7, 2015 at 13:40
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    Trust in bomber COYL new season tomorrow can't f****** wait NOLU, WDC

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  • August 7, 2015 at 13:43
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    What is happening?? 2 good players and 1 with huge potential in a week!! Happy days :-)

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    • August 7, 2015 at 14:29
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      @JordieLion: If can do that for us a few times while he's here that would be just swell.

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  • August 7, 2015 at 14:06
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    Bomber's becoming a Dambuster! Get in there.

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  • August 7, 2015 at 14:17
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    Very happy with this news! Roll on tomorrow

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  • August 7, 2015 at 14:21
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    Great signing will kick start walls season - him and Fred should give Gregory and Marquis good service.

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  • August 7, 2015 at 14:29
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    Great signing , just read Newcastle website and as I read it , it's initially a 93 day loan so that he can play straight away tmoz , and they want to offload him anyway . So sounds like if he does the business for us that we will sign him permanently after loan is up ?

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  • August 7, 2015 at 14:55
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    I like the way NH goes about his bizz does not panic buy because some fans are getting frustrated,keeps his head down and gets on with HIS job.so far I think he has started his management career in great style . Keep up the good work Neil hope the lads perform well tomorrow.

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  • August 7, 2015 at 14:59
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    Just got off the phone to rule fox and said when he was at Newcastle Ferguson looked like he had a lot of potential.
    He was only 4 at the time but fox said he see his talent a mile off. Just scored a blinder with him on Fifa aswell so must be true

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  • August 7, 2015 at 16:03
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    Great news obviously he will come to Wall love it and 93 days later we will sign him on the cheap , great bit of business well done all concerned I may even stop slagging you off for 48 hours on the strength of this .

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  • August 7, 2015 at 16:11
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    Just had a Skype session with Richard shaw and he reckons Harris is gonna start himself up top tomo. Didn't realise he was player manager. Still thirsty I take it

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  • August 7, 2015 at 16:47
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    To all those who just wanted news you must admit it is much better to get actual news like this with a deal done and dusted instead of who we are after, and to all those who panic that we are not signing players just goes to show that all of us have no idea what is going on behind the scenes. I also have to say I am very impressed how the backroom team have gone about these deals.

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  • August 7, 2015 at 17:01
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    hold up

    my shouting messages have worked I asked for both

    WE NEED BEAUTIFUL BIG TIT CHEERLEADERS!!!!!

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  • August 7, 2015 at 17:29
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    Fk me we gonna storm this league. Milllllllllllll

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  • August 7, 2015 at 17:31
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    Got to admit when I first saw the head line I thought with our track record it was Big Duncan we had signed ......

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  • August 7, 2015 at 17:58
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    No complaints from me.....and you don't hear that very often!

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  • August 7, 2015 at 19:18
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    Does anybody know if prediction leagues running at all
    This sites gone downhill

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