Newcastle hero Ferdinand: Carroll just like big Dunc

Newcastle United hero Les Ferdinand has likened Andy Carroll to big Duncan Ferguson. Ferguson had an inconsistent time on Tyneside.

Newcastle United hero Les Ferdinand has likened Andy Carroll to big Duncan Ferguson.

Ferguson had an inconsistent time on Tyneside.

‘Sir Les’ insisted: “The only player you can really compare him to is Duncan Ferguson. That’s what a few people are saying and it is easy to see why because he is a typical No.9 who has also had his problems.

“You have to remember that these players are human beings and everyone makes mistakes.

"Obviously that has happened with him and now he will be judged on how he deals with the experience he’s been through.

“The court case would have been playing on his mind but now he’s come out the other side he has a chance to show how he is able to put things right on and off the pitch."