The club have released an official statement confirming yet another Newcastle loan deal, with Shane Ferguson joining Millwall.

The Northen Ireland winger has moved to The Den on an initital 93 day emergency loan.

With his Newcastle contract up at the end of the season, it is the right move for all parties.

Ironically, Shane Ferguson ended up getting far more time (243 minutes) on the pitch in the seven pre season friendlies due to the small squad, injuries and the bizarre game at Portland where he ended up playing centre-back on a dodgy plastic pitch.

NUFC Official Statement

Shane Ferguson has joined League One side Millwall on an initial 93-day emergency loan.

The left-sided 17-cap Northern Ireland international, who can play in either defence or midfield, will remain at The Den until Saturday, 7th November.

Twenty-four-year-old Ferguson was born in Derry, in Northern Ireland, but came up through the ranks on Tyneside before making his Magpies’ debut in August 2010, at Accrington Stanley in the League Cup.

He has made 32 appearances in all competitions for Newcastle, with 19 of those coming as a substitute.

Ferguson has also spent time on loan at Birmingham City and Glasgow Rangers over the last three seasons.

Millwall, who were relegated from the Championship last term, begin their 2015/16 League One campaign away at Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.