Ferguson says Newcastle youngsters feel they will get chance under Pardew

Shane Ferguson admits Newcastle United's young players now feel they have a first team chance.

Shane Ferguson admits Newcastle United's young players now feel they have a first team chance.

The days of spending big and importing ready-made talent seem to be long gone – and if that leaves a few complaining about lack of ambition, Ferguson is only too happy to applaud manager Alan Pardew’s progressive approach.

“It is a different club from a few years back, that is true,” fullback Ferguson told the Sunday Sun.

“The manager has made a big difference. He’s been fantastic for us younger lads.

“He’s not afraid to give us a chance and it gives us all so much confidence to know there’s an opportunity for us there.

“At Stoke last year he gave me a chance when it would have been easy to go for someone more experienced – he did the same in an important game at Nottingham Forest too. It’s a good thing for the football club.”

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