Newcastle United fullback Shane Ferguson is grateful to manager Alan Pardew for the faith he's shown in him.

Ferguson has plenty of gratitude for the man who admitted he was a "lover" of the Irishman's brilliance.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "It's good that the manager is showing faith in me.

"He could have easily brought a more experienced player on but he went for me.

"To get on in any game at St James' Park is great for me."