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'Playing regularly for Millwall has helped me progress' says Shane Ferguson

10 October 2016

Lions ace is enjoying his football at club and country level

Although Millwall fans had a weeknd off from watching the team due to Saturday's postponement of the scheduled match with Charlton, there was plenty to be interested elsewhere with three Lions players away on international duty.

Mahlon Romeo played for Antigua & Barbuda in a 2-0 win against Puerto Rico and Ryan Sandford featured for England U18s as they edged past Sweden U18s by a 2-1 score.

The versatile Shane Ferguson completed the trio of players, and was featured heavily in an article on  the Londonderry Sentinel following Northern Ireland's 4-0 thumping of San Marino.

Speaking to the Sentinel after Saturday's World Cup qualifier, a game in which the Millwall man chipped in with two assists, Shane spoke about the benefits of playing regular football at The Den.

"It is good to be getting games at Millwall," said Fergie, who has featured in 10 of The Lions' 11 League One games this season.

"Certainly at this stage of the season I would not be able to help out on the international stage in the same way if on the bench or not getting games at club level.

"It is good to be playing and enjoying my football."

Ferguson is realistic in his assessment of the challenge Northern Ireland now face in Germany tomorrow (Tuesday), adding: "It was good to get a few assists against San Marino and we worked a lot on getting the ball out wide and putting it into the box.

"We were probably a bit frustrated at times but the manager’s message was to stay patient.

"It was great to see Windsor Park bouncing but now the focus turns to the next test.

"Germany will be a completely different game and we have a lot of work to do.

"However, we are all looking forward to facing some of the best players in the world."

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