Baptism of fire for young Ferguson

David Ferguson
David Ferguson

David Ferguson has been given a baptism of fire at the start of his Motherwell career, but says the experience will do him good.

The young defender game on as a substitute against Dundee United in August before starting against Inverness the next week.

On Saturday he made his third first team appearance coming on as a first half replacement for Fraser Kerr in the loss to Celtic.

Ferguson said: “The experience was brilliant, obviously the result was disappointing, but it’s good to get first team games.

“I have played at left back, right back and centre back in my three appearances and at this stage I don’t think I have a best position.

“I’m just happy to be on the park and hopefully if keep doing my best then I’ll get more games.

“I was happy with my performance, the senior guys help you out, the pace is a lot quicker but I thought I did okay with getting up to it.”

Ferguson paid tribute to under-20s manager Jonatan Johansson who has also been acting as caretaker boss Kenny Black’s assistant on matchdays.

He said: “JJ’s been my under-20s manager since I came in full time and he has helped me at the youth level and then stepping up to the first team.

“It was good to have a familiar face in the dugout and he had a few shouts to encourage me which helped while I was out there.”

’Well welcome bottom of the league Ross County to Fir Park tomorrow (Saturday) sitting just two points above the Dingwall side.