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Manager Duncan Ferguson considering offering son Cameron Ferguson contract at Inverness Caledonian Thistle

By Will Clark

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Duncan Ferguson.
Duncan Ferguson.

MANAGER Duncan Ferguson has brought his son Cameron on trial at Inverness Caledonian Thistle as he is considering offering him a permanent contract.

Cameron (20), who plays as a striker, has been in on trial with Inverness after being released from English Premiership club Newcastle United in January.

He was on loan at Scottish League Two club Forfar Athletic during the first half of the season.

Since being released, he joined up with his dad and has been training with the squad as well as taking part in bounce games.

Ferguson says he is considering offering his son a contract to join Inverness for the remainder of the campaign.

But he says he will have to prove himself in training to earn a deal.

Ferguson confirmed: “Cameron has been training here for the last month.

“We negotiated his release from his Newcastle contract.

“He’s a free agent and he’s got to do twice as much as anyone else to try and get a contract here. He’s the gaffer’s son, so that’s what I told him – do twice as much.

“We played a bounce game a couple of weeks ago against Forres Mechanics, which we won 5-0.

“He did really well in that game, so did Adam Brooks, who scored a hat-trick as well as Aribim Pepple, who scored twice.

“We have another bounce game fixed up for Tuesday against one of the local teams. Cameron will get another run-out.

“There is a chance for Cameron – we are down to the bare bones. It is a consideration for me to make.“
Ferguson added: “He has great potential, in my eyes – but I’m his dad. I’ve got the blinkers on, but I’m a professional coach as well and Cameron is a good player.

“He’s big – 6ft 5ins, left-footed and technically as good as you’re going to get.

“He’s a typical target man, not blessed with a great amount of pace but good technically and a good finisher.

“He is definitely on my mind, but I need to make sure I get it right, because, you’re opening yourself up, then, signing your son.

“I’ve got to make sure he is better than all the rest, and even better again – twice as good.

“So he has got to run twice as hard, twice the distance, and score twice as many goals than anybody else.

“We need to make sure I get it right, but he certainly has potential. I’m a big believer in him.”

Inverness Caledonian Thistle take on Airdrieonians on Saturday but will be without on loan Everton midfielder Sean McAllister who has a thigh injury and could be out for two weeks.

However, defenders Morgan Boyes and Nikola Ujdur could be set to return to the substitutes’ bench tomorrow.

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