NEWCASTLE boss Alan Pardew today tied up the future of one of his most promising prospects as Shane Ferguson signed a new five-year contract.
Just days after it was revealed that key midfielder Joey Barton will not be offered an extension, the 19-year-old Northern Irishman has committed his future to the club.
Ferguson said: ``I’m really happy. I’ve enjoyed this season so much and the new contract has just been the icing on the cake for me.
``It’s a great thrill to play for the club and the support I have had from the fans since making my debut really means a lot so I’m just delighted to be with Newcastle for the next five years now."