Fleetwood hold ‘positive’ talks with Ferguson

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FLEETWOOD Town boss Micky Mellon says he has had ‘positive’ talks with former Scotland international Barry Ferguson about a surprise loan move from Blackpool to the Highbury club.

Mellon is keen to bring Ferguson to Fleetwood and he said it was now down to discussions with the respective club chairmen Andy Pilley and Karl Oyston.

The Fleetwood manager said: “Nothing has been signed yet, but talks were very positive and constructive, there is still some work to be done before we get over the line, or if we get over it. I understand everything has been agreed financially, but it is now out of my hands and I am waiting to hear what happens after the two chairmen have spoken.

“I don’t really need to answer the question why I want to sign someone like Barry Ferguson.

“He is a top, top player and a quality guy, which is just as important as I have some good people already in my dressing-room.”

Mellon added of his meeting with 
Ferguson: “We talked a lot about football, and we are two Glaswegians who share the same kind of ideas about the game and how it should be played.”

Ferguson has been out of the plans of Seasiders’ manager Ian Holloway, a fact which alerted Mellon, who has always been a huge admirer of the former Blackburn and Birmingham midfielder.