Steve Fergusson

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Player/ Assistant Manager

Position: Central DefenderFergie
DoB: 21st April 1961
Birthplace: Birmingham.

City Career
Transfer Details: Signed by Rosenior in July '96 from rivals Worcester City for an initial fee of 1,250 which brought Fergie back for a second spell at City. His previous transfer in 1991, also from Worcester, was for a club record fee of 25,000.
City Debut: Vs. Halesowen Town(a) BHLPD, 1st April 1991, Drew 0-0.
1990/1: 10 Apps, 3 Goals
1991/2: 11(3) Apps, 1 Goal
1996/7: 47(3) Apps, 5 Goals
1997/8: 56(2) Apps, 16 Goals, 1 Shut Out
1998/9: 42(8) Apps, 3 Goals
1999/0: 18(5) Apps, 2 Goals
Totals: 184(21) Apps, 30 Goals, 1 Shut Out

Previous Clubs: Bromsgrove Rovers, Redditch United, Moor Green, Alvechurch, Redditch United, Worcester City, Gloucester City, Telford United, Worcester City, Gloucester City, Stratford Town

Honours: Worcestershire Snr. Cup Winner, Worcester Player of the Year x2, Beazer Homes (now DML) Premier R-up 90/1, BHL Premier Golden Boot 90/1, Gloucestershire Snr. Cup Winner 90/1, FA Trophy Semi's 96/7

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Fergie has been a totally committed force behind the City team, no less so as Brian Hughes' assistant manager than he was as a long serving player. He had announced his retirement from playing at the end of the 1998/99 season, but was forced back into regular service in September 1999 by the financial problems that decimated the playing squad. Unfortunately sometimes found wanting for lack of pace, but whilst it was a shame to see such a great player forced to play beyond the point when he can fully do himself justice he has still shown more than occasional flashes of the old class. Indeed, his late FA Cup winner against Weymouth in September '99 was one of the highlights of a dismal season. Not bad for someone playing on only pride and expenses... Left on principle when Hughes got the sack at the end of February 2000.
Fergie was a highly respected player on the non-league circuit, and his contacts were a vital asset to the club.  Formerly a prolific striker Fergie enjoyed a prolonged lease of life as a wiley centre back. In 97/98 he was also given the additional role of coach under Leroy Rosenior, having previously had some experience of management at Worcester much earlier in his career. Playing in goal for much of the second half of April '98's derby game against former club Worcester meant Fergie can claim to have filled every position for City at some point in his career at the club. 
When Brian Godfrey originally purchased Fergie in 1991 he was City's record buy at 25,000, and as the division's leading scorer his arrival signaled the club's Conference ambitions. The seemingly  inevitable subsequent economic crisis of summer '91 saw him swiftly sold with Brendan Hackett for a cut price combined fee of 12,000 to Conference side Telford. 

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