North Queensland Fury coach Ferguson preparing for UK scouting trip

North Queensland Fury coach Ian Ferguson says he'll be going on a scouting trip to the UK in the coming weeks.

The Fury have eight players off contract, while a further two positions are up for grabs following the retirement of Robbie Middleby and the departure of Daniel McBreen.

''We've got a few names together, Australians and internationals,'' Ferguson told the Townsville Bulletin.

''We'll go over there and take in (watch) as many as we can, see what they've got.

''Hopefully we can go out there and sign two or three players who will be of good value to the Fury, we'll see what we can come up with.''