Newcastle's Shane Ferguson targeted by Cambridge

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HITC Sport understands Cambridge United are eyeing an ambitious move for Newcastle and Northern Ireland winger Shane Ferguson.

HITC Sports understands from sources close to the club that ambitious League Two outfit Cambridge United are weighing up a move for Newcastle United's Shane Ferguson.

Cambridge are carrying out a busy summer recruitment drive as they look to build a side capable of winning promotion next season and they are lining up a move to bring Ferguson to the Abbey Stadium.

Ferguson is well down the pecking order at Newcastle and never made a first-team appearance for the club last season.

The 24-year-old joined Rangers during the January transfer window, but saw his time at Ibrox blighted by injury restricting him to just two first-team appearances for the Scottish giants.

Ferguson is entering the final year of his contract at St James' Park and it remains to be seen if he figures in Steve McClaren's long-term plans.

Cambridge boss Richard Money is a big fan of Ferguson having worked with the player during his time in charge of Newcastle's academy and hopes he can lure the player away with the promise of first-team football.

Ferguson could be tempted with the chance of regular first-team football to keep his place in the Northern Ireland squad ahead of his country possibly reaching Euro 2016 in France next summer.

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