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Newcastle boss Pardew convinced Ferguson will make it

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew wants Shane Ferguson to prove himself tonight at Capital One Cup opponents Manchester United.

Pardew feels that the Magpies truly have a special talent on their hands, and a versatile player who can follow in the footsteps of Jonas Gutierrez.

Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: "He's definitely going to play down that left side.

"You could look at Jonas, who can play left wing, left-back, central midfield or the No 10 role as he did at Chelsea, and did it very well when we got a draw.

"But I think Fergie is going to be one like him. He's like Jonas, he'll play in any position and anywhere down that left side - and do it well. He's got a great chance."

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