Millwall winger Shane Ferguson has signed a new contract at The Den, with his existing deal set to expire at the end of the season.
Northern Irish international Ferguson, or 'Fergie', was free to leave the club in the summer after failing to nail down a regular spot in the side last season, but has since rejuvenated his Lions career with a string of impressive performances.
The ex-Newcastle wide man, who can also play at left back, appears to be a popular figure in the dressing room and is now in his fourth season with the club, having made 154 appearances in total (all competitions).
With four goals and four assists in 29 appearances this season, Ferguson has impressed fans and management alike, with manager Neil Harris stating that Ferguson "deserves" a new deal in an interview with millwallfc.co.uk.
Harris added: “We’re really pleased to agree a new contract with Fergie,
“Fergie’s one of those who has been here longer than a lot of people probably think, after coming on loan originally and he has played a lot of games for me.
“He’s a reliable player, and he’s got a lot of quality.”
Ferguson was delighted to extend his stay at Millwall, adding: “I’m really happy, I feel it has been a great season for me.
“I’m happy firstly to be playing games. I spoke to the manager in pre-season and he told me that if I work hard and keep my head down, I’d get a chance in this team. Thankfully the chance came to be out there playing, and I’m delighted to sign a new deal.
“It’s massive to play for this club and the fans. I’ve been here four years now, and the fans have welcomed me in – it’s great to be playing here at The Den, and now I’m just really excited to continue playing here in the future.
“Apart from Wembley of course, I think a standout moment for me was the last League game of 2016/17, when we sneaked into the Play-Offs with the late win at Bristol Rovers.
“That day was special, with goals flying in everywhere, and we nicked it in the last few minutes of the game which was unbelievable.
“So many of the fans travelled down and the atmosphere was fantastic, so I would say that day stands out for me in a Millwall shirt.
“The first thing I noticed when I came here is how close this group is. The lads work hard every day and we just try and do our best, which we need to carry on doing. We’ve got to keep looking up the table, as we’ve been putting in some good performances.
“Sometimes maybe a bit of luck hasn’t been going with us, for example with the deflected winner that Swansea scored against us recently, but once we’ve overcome that I feel we can kick on.
“The Cup is massive too. We know that going to Wimbledon will be tough – they may not have been too great in the League this season, but they showed what they can do in the last round when they knocked out West Ham. We’ll be focusing on them for the rest of this week, and hopefully we can progress to the next round.”
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