Shane Ferguson signs new Millwall deal

Derry man, Shane Ferguson has penned a new deal with Millwall which keeps him at the Den until, at least, the summer of 2019.
Derry man, Shane Ferguson has penned a new deal with Millwall which keeps him at the Den until, at least, the summer of 2019.

SHANE Ferguson has committed his future to League One club, Millwall after signing a new deal which keeps him at the Den until at least 2019.

The Eglinton lad has emerged as a vital member of the squad since being loaned to The Lions by Newcastle United in 2015, before signing a permanent deal in January last year.

His contract extension is just reward for the N. Ireland international, who has made 34 appearances in blue and white this season and scored three goals. In fact, since joining the club, Ferguson has made 52 starting appearances with a further 29 appearances from the bench.

“It was an easy decision for me,” said the former Maiden City Soccer player. “The boys in the team, the coaching staff and the fans have all made me feel at home here and I am excited to be staying.

“We have had some good results lately and I am glad to get my contract extension out of the way so I can focus wholeheartedly on the rest of the season.

Millwall boss, Neil Harris admitted it was a “top priority” to get the deal over the line, saying: “Shane adds real quality to our team, is a tremendous lad and a terrific professional.

“He’s a big part of our squad, whether that is part of the starting line-up or from the bench, at left-back or on the wing.

“We had to be patient to bring Shane to the club last season and he’s been outstanding during his time with us and long may that continue.”

Millwall are currently in sixth place prior to this evening’s match against Port Vale at The Den and still fighting for promotion.