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Evan Ferguson Continues To Prove His Class During Latest Brighton Display

Evan Ferguson Continues To Prove His Class During Latest Brighton Display

Just days after impressing on international duty for the Ireland U21s, Evan Ferguson is continuing his fine form with the Brighton U23s side.

Ferguson's rise has been notable and almost unstoppable since making his senior debut with Bohemians a mid-season friendly against Chelsea in 2019.

He only joined Brighton at the start of the year, and has wasted little time getting to grips with life at the Amex Stadium.

Last night, he continued that impressive start to life in Premier League 2 with his fourth goal in as many games.

The former Bohemians-St Kevin's Boys forward is now the joint-top scorer in Premier League 2 as a result.

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The 16-year-old latched onto some poor Blackburn defending to slot home his effort into the back of the net with sheer composure.

He began the move with some impressive hold up play before finishing off the move moments later with a great run from deep.

While his rise at Brighton comes as no surprise to those watching him from before, it appears that his exploits are turning the heads of Brighton fans.

Graham Potter's side do have options, however, in the striking department, but that is not stopping them getting excited with Ferguson's talent.

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Evan Ferguson Continues To Impress With Brighton's U23 side

Ferguson, however, was not the only Irish player involved in last night's win.

Former St Joseph's Boys and Shamrock Rovers defender James Furlong also featured in the win.

35-year-old Gary Dicker, who is a coach with Brighton's U23 side, also played in the relatively simple success.

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Ferguson's continued form comes at an exciting for Irish talent across the water, especially after the international break.

He did, of course, make his senior Brighton debut just last month in a Carabao Cup win away to Cardiff City alongside Andrew Moran.

โ€œItโ€™s a different type of test, but the important thing with all of them is that the character is really strong," Brighton boss Potter said at the time after the game.

โ€œThey are open-minded and want to try and do their best. Our job is to develop the right pathways into the Premier League because the level is so high.

โ€œThe work that the academy do developing that is fantastic.โ€

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