Shane Ferguson is set to leave Millwall after spending six seasons with the Championship side according to News at Den.
Ferguson first signed for the club on loan from Newcastle United during the 2015/16 season, and made a positive impact with the Lions, which resulted in them making that move a permanent one shortly after the conclusion of that campaign.
He went on to make 217 appearances in total for Millwall, which included being a regular in their team in the 2016/17 season, as they won promotion from League One.
Ferguson has found regular minutes hard to come by in this year’s campaign though, and with his current deal set to expire in the coming months, Millwall have reportedly made the decision to part company with him in the summer.
Millwall finished 11th in the Championship table this term under the management of Gary Rowett, and they didn’t wrap up their season with the best of performances. The Lions were thrashed 6-1 by Coventry City on the final day of the 2020/21 season, which doesn’t make for the best of reading against a Sky Blues side, who were struggling in the bottom-half of the second-tier standings.
Ferguson’s last match was against Derby County, in a 1-0 defeat for Gary Rowett’s side back in March, with the 29-year-old being not being named in the matchday squad for their final four league matches of this year’s campaign.
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I think this is the right decision by Millwall, as they head into an important few months.
Ferguson has been an excellent servant to the club over the years, but hasn’t been a regular in the starting XI for the Lions in this year’s campaign, so I think it’s the correct call to move him on ahead of the new league campaign later this year.
A clear out is needed at Millwall, as they certainly weren’t at their best at times this season, so a fresh start is needed.
If new signings are to be made this summer, then it seems likely that the club will have to look at moving players on and clearing the wage budget slightly, and therefore, you can understand their thinking in looking to move Ferguson on.