Saturday afternoon has seen Manager Neil Harris confirm that Millwall have made an offer to buy Newcastle winger Shane Ferguson.

Ferguson made the first goal today as Millwall won 2-1 away at oldham to lift themselves up top seventh in League One, only one place and three points off the play-offs.

Unwanted at Newcastle United, Shane Ferguson has made 23 League One appearances for the South London club this season on loan.

It would appear common sense that Newcastle take whatever transfer fee is on offer and let Shane Ferguson get on with his career.

His career at last looks on the rise again, with regular club football and every chance of being in this summer’s Northern Ireland Euros squad for the finals in France.

Millwall boss Neil Harris:

“We have put in a really strong bid for his services permanently.

“We will just have to wait for the next few days to see what happens. The chairman has backed the bid and we will see how it unfolds.

“He has shown his quality – and he has the Euros coming up in the summer. There is so much more to come from him.

“We would like to have him long-term and at least for the rest of the season if it cannot be next season.

“But he might wait until after the Euros before making a decision.

“He has really enjoyed his time here – he has played a large percentage of his career with us. He enjoys playing at left-back and in left midfield.

“He is a great lad. He is very popular in the dressing room and he and his girlfriend like London. He wants to be part of what we are doing.

“All we can do is give the offer we think Newcastle would accept and try and get him to come long-term.”