Joel Ward

Joel Ward
Joel Ward
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From left to right: Jamal Lowe, Adam May, Christian Burgess and Matt Clarke after Pompey's loss to Blackpool. Picture: Joe Pepler

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Home-grown player who became an important member of Steve Cotterill’s squad during the 2010-11 campaign.

Although Ward got his regular starting berth at right-back, he was also used at left-back and in midfield, despite playing the majority of his youth-team football in central defence.

Energetic, enthusiastic and gaining valuable experience, Ward signed a new contract with the club committing himself to Pompey until 2013 in January 2011.

The Emsworth-born youngster has given plenty of evidence that he will become an important part of the Pompey landscape in years to come.

Position: Defender / midfield

Former clubs: Bournemouth (loan)

Date of birth: 29/10/89

Height: 6ft 2in