BARRY FERGUSON insists Lewis Ferguson would not be against joining Celtic, despite his family's history with Rangers.

The Aberdeen star was released from Ibrox as a youngster, but has since gone on to become one of the top midfield talents in Scotland.

And Barry reckons he could go on to play for either side of the Glasgow divide.

He told Go Radio: “Lewis is his own guy, he'd make his own decision.

“I don't think it would be a factor in Lewis making that decision that his dad and his uncle played for Rangers.

“He's got a good head on his shoulders and I don't think that would worry him.

“Whether Celtic are interested in him, I don't know, I know there's been a lot of talk about Celtic and Rangers.

“If I'm being honest, I do think he's good enough to play for both of those teams.

“Each year he's improved and this season he's had a real good start.

“I wouldn't hold anything against him, I just want the best for him and for him to have a good career in the game.

“He's done it the hard way, he let go by Rangers as a kid.

“He had that knock, went to Hamilton and worked his way up and got the move to Aberdeen.

“He's flourished under Derek McInnes and I think if he keeps his form up that he's shown, I think Aberdeen will find it hard to hold onto him.”