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Lewis Ferguson: 'Aberdeen move was perfect for my career'

The 21-year-old has started in every game he has played since moving from Hamilton in 2018.

Lewis Ferguson admits joining Aberdeen has proved to be the perfect move for his career after making his 100th start for the club in Sunday's 2-0 win at Kilmarnock.

The 21-year-old has started in every game he has played since moving from Hamilton for a fee set by a tribunal in the summer of 2018.

Ferguson said: "I have enjoyed every minute of it and I think everybody can see that. It's been good for me and my development.

"When you are young you just want to play as many games as possible and just keep progressing, and I think I came to the right place to do that.

"Ever since I came here I have started every game I have been available for. I have got to thank the manager and the staff for putting their faith in me."

Ferguson had only played 14 times for Accies before Aberdeen prised him away.

"To be honest, I didn't know what to expect," he said. "I just came up with the intention of getting myself in the Aberdeen team and playing as many games as possible.

"I never really set a target or expected a certain number by a certain time. I just wanted to play as much as possible and learn, and progress, and keep developing, and I think I have done that, and starting 100 games has obviously helped that."

Ferguson capped his first century of Dons appearances with the man-of-the-match award despite not feeling at his sharpest following a period of self-isolation and a suspension.

Ahead of Wednesday's Scottish Premiership clash at Motherwell, Ferguson said: "It's good having so many games coming up.

"I have not played a lot for the past month so I am just looking to get as many minutes as possible and get back to my proper match fitness.

"I didn't feel as if I was at my best on Sunday, I didn't feel as sharp and as good as I normally do. That will come with getting more minutes."

The Fir Park clash will see Ferguson come up against Scotland Under-21 team-mates Allan Campbell and Barry Maguire and he is relishing the challenge.

The former Rangers youth player said: "I have faced them since I was 15-16.

"Every year we have played against each other through the youth academies and first team, and played together with the 21s.

"We know what each other are about and it's always a good battle and we get on well off the pitch. But when we get on the pitch it's all about winning."

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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