‘I’ve been dreaming of this since I was 8’ - Ferguson

Nathan Ferguson says he has his parents to thank for his first professional goal - fulfilling a boyhood dream to score for the Baggies.

The teenage full-back, who joined the Club’s academy at the age of eight, fired the Baggies in front to help Slaven Bilić and his men extend their unbeaten start to the season to nine games.

Ferguson carried the ball from his own half before dragging inside the left upright with a low drive from 20 yards - remembering his mum and dad’s advice to always shoot when given the opportunity. 

“They gave me space,” said the Academy product. “I was thinking this time I’m going to drive.

“Mum and dad always told me to shoot so this time I decided to shoot and it paid off. I’m happy to get the three points at the end of the day.

“When Barts gave it to me I think I had a lot of space. I didn’t know what was going on I just felt like I had a lot of space so I decided to drive into it and the whole pitch opened up so I thought I may as well shoot.

“It was a great feeling, an absolutely great feeling. I’ve been dreaming of this for years. That goal was what I have been dreaming of since I was eight.

“The lads said 'stay focused, we have to go again on Tuesday'. That’s what I am doing. Right now I am just enjoying it but by tomorrow it will just be like another day. We have to go again for Tuesday.

“It was an ok performance. We have still got much more in the tank though. This is a good squad and I can see us lasting the whole season and doing pretty well.

“It’s always great to get a clean sheet. The lads have been working on it for months now. We have been struggling through the first few minutes of the games."

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