Toon Star 'Gutted' At Missing USA Trip

20 July 2011 10:51
Shane Ferguson is facing a race against time to be fit for the start of the new season. The 20-year-old damaged an ankle in a collision with 6ft 7" giant goalkeeper Fraser Forster during Friday night's friendly victory at Darlington. It cost him a place in the first-team squad when they flew out to the United States on Sunday. Ferguson is due to have a second scan on the injury today, and like midfielder Danny Guthrie, could miss the start of the new season. Shane Ferguson: "It all happened so quickly. "I tried to get out of Fraser's way and didn't manage it quick enough. "My leg got caught underneath him and it's unfortunate really - just bad timing. "I knew straight away that something wasn't right. They had a look at me and they think it is the ligaments in my ankle. "I've had another scan and I will just see how it is then and how long I will be out for. "I'm absolutely gutted [at not going to America]. It's the worst timing ever. "I have just got to try and get fit now, hopefully before the start of the season and if not, then just a little bit after."