IT was Burton Albion’s vision for Nathan Ferguson’s future that persuaded the 20-year-old midfield prospect to sign for the Brewers.
“They saw my future in a way that I hadn’t seen it,” said Ferguson. “They outlined a plan for me to progress and that was one of the reasons I wanted to come to Burton Albion.
“I know I will have to work hard to get opportunities because it is a good squad here. But I’m ready to do that.”
Ferguson is described as an energetic, box-to-box midfield player.
“So I have been told,” he says. “I like to think I’m box-to-box and have defensive as well as attacking qualities."
Ferguson has resurrected his football career at Isthmian League Grays Athletic after originally coming through the youth ranks at Dagenham.
He says: “I have been with Grays since February. I finished my scholarship with Dagenham and Redbridge the season before last but I wasn’t offered a contract so I had a broken season and then had an injury. So this season has been my first proper season since leaving Dagenham.”
Ferguson watched the Brewers beat Colchester 5-1 and was impressed with what he saw.
“They are very organised and everyone works hard.
“I came in for a week to train and I really liked the atmosphere and all the lads made me feel very welcome. I was very keen to come here and work with the manager and the squad at Burton.”
He was also impressed with St George’s Park.
He says: “It’s a great place to train and having those kind of facilities is another bonus. I had never seen St George’s Park before I came here and I was really happy with that.”