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Shane Ferguson In The Frame For West Brom v NUFC

9 years ago
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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has said that Shane Ferguson is ready to push for a first team place following his return from injury.

The youngster shattered his ankle in Newcastle’s pre-season friendly against Darlington and has also been restricted by a number of muscle injuries throughout the year.

Ferguson last played in Northern Ireland’s 3-0 defeat against Norway last month and, after shaking off another injury, the Magpies boss now feels as though the fullback is ready to challenge for a start against West Brom.

Pardew told the Chronicle: “Shane Ferguson has a good chance for the weekend. He’s been out for two or three weeks.

He’s not played much for us this season. But he had a great game for Northern Ireland…and he’ll be feeling a lot, lot stronger for it”.

Davide Santon was left out of the starting line-up against Norwich this weekend, but made a substitute appearance as he is still settling in to life in the Premier League.

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