A look in for Ferguson?

Shane's World?
Being perfectly honest there were very few bright spots for NUFC fans at Stoke yesterday.

From the moment I stepped off the train and into the 1970’s, to the rather tangy tasting beer, the dodgy bus ride to the ground (the top deck is not as enjoyable as it was when I was a teenager), the result, the performance and even Jay Jay’s third nipple, it all combined to make yesterday a rather forgettable affair.

Still there was at least some comfort for the suffering Toon Army, and that was the emergence of Shane Ferguson who was just about the best player in black and white shirt yesterday after his introduction half way through the first half.

Now this isn’t going to be one of those articles where I’m going to build the young lads up and laud their presence in the first team as a shining beacon of success. Put simply that’s putting unnecessary pressure on the lad and is completely uncalled for at this juncture.

However, what I will say is that Ferguson was a breath of fresh air yesterday. His willingness to run and take on a man was something that was refreshing to see, and he showed us some glimpses of skill when he skinned that Stoke player before nutmegging the next one and dragging the ball past another before seeing his shot saved. That, quite rightly, got an ovation from the travelling Toon Army.

I look at Shane Ferguson and think he is very lightwieght and that he needs to add some muscle on his frame. I’m not saying he should be built like a bodybuilder like myself 😉 but I do think that he needs something. But then I also wonder about the fact that if he does bulk up it will mean that he will more than likely lose a bit of speed, which is one of his assets to be fair.

It seems likely that Ferguson is going to see a bit more action in the first team in these final few games of the season now that Alan Pardew was forced into playing him yesterday. If Jose Enrique has aggravated his hamstring injury then we could easily see Ferguson starting at left-back for a few games for us, and after yesterday I’d have to say that it wouldn’t bother me too much if young Fergie was to get the nod.

So in conclusion, Shane Ferguson was one of the bright spots from the Stoke game and really took the chance that was given to him. If Jose is going to be fit then Jose will obviously play, but I’m less worried about a back up for the Spaniard now as I know that Ferguson can come in and do a job. The fact that he can do a job in a number of positions is an added bonus.

What did you think of Fergie yesterday?

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226 thoughts on “A look in for Ferguson?

  1. I think with a small build like that, Shane Ferguson is better off playing in his natural position (as a left winger) rather than a left back. Because to be honest, he didnt defended very well against Stoke. (Might be abit harsh here)


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