Shane Ferguson

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter

 

Shane Ferguson has been named in the Northern Ireland squad for their World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan later this month.

The left-sided star is part of a 24-man party named by national boss Michael O'Neill for the fixture at Windsor Park, in Belfast, on Wednesday, 14th November (7.45pm kick-off).

Ferguson, who has five senior international caps and one goal to his name, has been in impressive club form for Newcastle whenever called upon this season.

The 21-year-old has weighed in with a couple of assists, while also started in the Premier League against Manchester United and Europa League home games against Bordeaux and Brugge.

Ferguson is the sixth Magpies player to be called up for international duty during November.

 

November International Call-Ups (in squad number order)

Fabricio Coloccini (Argentina)
Wednesday, 14th November, 2012 - Saudi Arabia (a) (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), friendly

Papiss Cisse (Senegal)
Wednesday, 14th November, 2012 - Niger (a) (Stade Général Seyni Kountché), friendly

Demba Ba (Senegal)
Wednesday, 14th November, 2012 - Niger (a) (Stade Général Seyni Kountché), friendly

Cheick Tiote (Ivory Coast)
Wednesday, 14th November, 2012 - Austria (a) (Linz), friendly

Shane Ferguson (Northern Ireland)
Wednesday, 14th November, 2012 - Azerbaijan (h) (Windsor Park, Belfast), World Cup qualifier

Curtis Good (Australia Young Socceroos)
Sunday, 4th November, 2012 - Qatar (a) (Fujairah, United Arab Emirates), AFC Under 19 Championships
Tuesday, 6th November, 2012 - Syria (a) (Fujairah, United Arab Emirates), AFC Under 19 Championships
Thursday, 8th November, 2012 - Saudi Arabia (Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates), AFC Under 19 Championships