A number of West Bromwich Albion fans have been commenting on Twitter about Nathan Ferguson, who put in a superb performance for the Baggies in Monday night's Championship win at Preston.
The 19-year-old boyhood West Brom fan has enjoyed a great breakthrough season at The Hawthorns so far, with 15 starts in the Championship so far, and he put in another solid display as Slaven Bilic's charges ran out 1-0 winners at Deepdale.
Ferguson did get caught out on the byline at one point, but Sam Johnstone kept out Sean Maguire's ensuing effort, but did improve as the game went on, testing Declan Rudd with an effort from distance.
Arguably his most notable contribution came in the second half, when he flung himself to keep out Alan Browne's effort, a superb goalline clearance which kept the scoreline goalless and paved the way for Charlie Austin to claim a late winner from the penalty spot.
Here is some of the West Brom fans' reaction on social media to Ferguson's display:
Ferguson again showing his class we really need to get him tied down to a longer contract #WBA— Andrew Beech (@beechyboy90) 2 December 2019
NATHAN FERGUSON! Sawyers loses the ball in the box. Shot comes in from Brown but Ferguson makes an unbelievable block to keep it out! #wba— Joseph Masi (@JosephMasi_Star) 2 December 2019
Promising in the first half,— JonW1995 (@JonW1995) 2 December 2019
Slow and ineffective in the second half,
But we took our chance when luck came our way!
Defence looked more unified again today, great result today!
Ferguson had another solid performance
Nathan Ferguson by the way, unbelievable. Add a few thousand to that contract offer because he deserves whatever our best are on, he was immense tonight and he can be a top, top player. Superstar #WBA— Dan Nash (@DanNash86) 2 December 2019
Ferguson brilliant but both centre backs were too especially in the air. And Ajayi was battered all game but remained composed #wba— Steve (@pennwba) 2 December 2019
Lessons from tonight:— Josh Bland (@JoshBland13) 2 December 2019
- Bilic’s ability to read and manage games is unreal. Subs win the points again
- Ferguson is going to the top - supreme talent that we must try and tie down
- 3 points at Deepdale is a huge statement
- EFL refs are terrible #wba
The result saw the Baggies return to the top of the Championship table on 42 points, two above second-placed Leeds United, and up next for Bilic's charges is Sunday's meeting with Swansea City at The Hawthorns.
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