What a player this boy looks! I can't remember the last time a teenager came into the team, needed no settling-in period, and immediately looked assured and confident. He plays like he's been in the team for years, rather than weeks. And he's only 18.
Looks for the ball, keeps possession when he has it, isn't intimidated by dirty play, breaks forward at will, beats opponents and has been involved in setting up goals. An authoritative presence, clearly credited by his team-mates, and can only get better. Imagine the boost he'll get when he scores his first goal?
What I find amazing is that he hadn't had so much as a substitute's appearance before Greg Docherty left. Had there really been no opportunity to give him a taste of the first team? Not that it seems to have affected him - he's stepped up immediately when called upon. I know it's only a handful of games, and we shouldn't get carried away, but no wonder we were so sanguine about letting Docherty go. At this rate, how much will Ferguson be worth once he has 100 games under his belt?