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Striker satisfied with start

Posted on 13 May 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

<SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Steven Ferguson is delighted to report that things have gone much better than he planned in his six-month spell at the club so far.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">The 19-year-old has already featured in a number of Premiership squads with the highlight a place on the bench at both Arsenal and Liverpool.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">The Scottish striker has also impressed in reserve games with his hunger and natural eye for goal &mdash&#59; two of the qualities that persuaded us to bring him down from Scottish Division Three outfit East Fife in December.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">&ldquo&#59;It&rsquo&#59;s gone much better than planned,&rdquo&#59; insisted Fergie. &ldquo&#59;Obviously when I moved down I hardly played for two months but now I&rsquo&#59;m getting my games in, I&rsquo&#59;m more comfortable on the ball and my team-mates are willing to pass to me because they know I can do things.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">&ldquo&#59;For what targets I set myself when I first arrived I&rsquo&#59;ve doubled.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">&ldquo&#59;There are a lot of injuries here. That&rsquo&#59;s a great chance for me but it&rsquo&#59;s not good news for the club. For me personally I&rsquo&#59;m thriving on it.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">&ldquo&#59;It was a great experience to be involved somewhere like Anfield, the fans were so passionate and warming up alongside the likes of Robbie Fowler Danny Murphy was a great experience.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">&ldquo&#59;Hopefully I might get a chance, just get on the park for two minutes, I&rsquo&#59;m not bothered, even a minute, just enough time to score a winning goal, that would be great!&rdquo&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial&#59; FONT-SIZE: 10pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">That would have to be against Manchester United now on May 19 and, with eyes lit up, Fergie added: &ldquo&#59;Now we&rsquo&#59;re talking fantasy land. That would be a dream.&rdquo&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN>