After a disastrous, injury-plagued spell on loan at Glasgow Rangers, Shane Ferguson is starting to show his potential in League One with Millwall
Glasgow Rangers fans did not see much of Newcastle United prospect Shane Ferguson during his loan spell at Ibrox but after regaining his fitness and heading off to Millwall as part of another temporary switch, he’s starting to show his potential.
Capped 22 times by Northern Ireland to date, Ferguson’s decision to move to the New Den may well have been motivated by a desire to feature for the national team at Euro 2016.
It also afforded the 24-year-old with the opportunity to regain his match sharpness and fully recover from the knee ligament injury that had previously blighted his time with the Gers.
And now Millwall are reaping the benefits with Ferguson putting in a man-of-the-match performance for the Lions in their 4-1 demolition of Colchester United.
So far this season it’s been Adam Armstrong, on loan at Coventry City, who has taken most of the plaudits when it comes to Newcastle players currently being farmed out further down the football pyramid.
But this was a weekend and a day that belong to Ferguson who, from his position on the left side of the Millwall midfield, scored two goals to open his account with the South London club.
Also capable of weighing in with an assist via a cross or pass – as anyone who watched the Northern Irishman at the start of the 2012/13 season at Newcastle will attest – this could be the start of big things for Ferguson this term.
Impress at Millwall and a Newcastle recall may yet be an option.