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Ferguson "enjoying" role back in Millwall side

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7 October 2018

Shane Ferguson will head off on international duty with Northern Ireland next week - but has stated his enjoyment at being back in Neil Harris' Millwall team after scoring in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at The Den.

The winger was handed a first League start of the season last Wednesday night at Nottingham Forest - where he assisted The Lions' fightback by crossing the ball for Shaun Williams' header - and retained his place in the starting line-up for the visit of Kevin MacDonald's men this past weekend.

Tammy Abraham gave Villa an early lead in SE16, but strikes from Ferguson and Tom Elliott turned the game on its head, secured a second win of the League season and made it two games unbeaten for Millwall.

Speaking to after the game, Ferguson credited boss Harris and described a plethora of "belief" and "confidence" behind the turnaround in fortunes on the pitch.

"We've been doing well at home but we weren't getting the results," he said. "Today, we got a bit of luck with my goal but then there was a really great finish by Tom [Elliott], so it was a happy day all round.

"It was a disappointing start, we gave away a cheap free-kick. But it was the same at Nottingham Forest, we seem to get that belief now. Confidence is really high, especially after today.

"It's great to be back playing again. It's been a while, but I'm really enjoying it. The manager, the staff and the players have given me great confidence and I really enjoyed today."

Ferguson will now travel across Europe as Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland side look to improve their UEFA Nations League standing against Austria and Bosnia-Herzegovina after defeat to the latter in Belfast in September.

"It's always an honour to play for your country and I'm really excited to go away," said the 27-year-old. "It's always great with the lads, we've got a great team spirit. I'm really looking forward to it."

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