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Ferguson advances

5 November 2012

With just over 24 hours since his loan signing from local rivals Blackpool, midfielder Barry Ferguson didn't have to wait long for his debut.

By Dale Dixon

With just over 24 hours since his loan signing from local rivals Blackpool, midfielder Barry Ferguson didn't have to wait long for his debut.

The former Scotland captain played 81 minutes in Town's comfortable 3-0 win against the Conference South Bromley. Despite being with the team since Friday, Ferguson was pleased that he could help his new team advance in the competition. "I'm happy to be here and happy to get back playing. It was a bit hectic, obviously joining yesterday and meeting the guys, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and it's good to get through to the next round". Including Saturday's game Ferguson has only made nine FA Cup appearances in his long career and admits he hasn't had the best of times in the cup and points out the importance of being in the pot for the next round. "I'm not going to say I've had a great experience - but better than the League Cup. The main thing was getting through into the next round and we had done a professional job today". For possibly the first time at this stage of the competition Town went into the game as favourites and with an early goal from David Ball and two penalties from Jon Parkin, they were aiming towards a comfortable home win and looked to have had the job done well before half time. "That was the important thing. The manager stressed that we had to start the game well, which we did, and we went three goals up. That was the game finished". Regarding his own performance, he said he's always looking to improve and recognises it's going to take some time to get used to how things work at the club. "You can always improve and I was just happy to get out there. It's my first time meeting the guys yesterday and playing with them today, so it's going to take me a bit of time to get used to them. They're a good bunch of boys and they've had a lot of success over the last few years and so I was more than happy to come here. Hopefully we can move on and get the three points on Tuesday. That's all I'm concerned about".

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