Ward pens new Blues deal

Portsmouth V Leeds @ Fratton Park 'Npower Championship on 22/1/2011
Portsmouth V Leeds @ Fratton Park 'Npower Championship on 22/1/2011
Pompey hero Svetoslav Todorov returns to Fratton Park on Saturday

Pompey favourite back at Fratton Park

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Joel Ward has signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract at Pompey.

The deal keeps the Emsworth youngster at Fratton Park until June 2013.

Ward, a product of Pompey’s youth system, has emerged as a first-team regular this season, operating in a variety of positions.

He only penned a new deal last summer, but Blues boss Steve Cotterill was desperate to ensure the promising youngster remained on the south coast.

Prior to tonight’s game against Burnley, the 21-year-old had made 27 appearance for the Blues this season.

His goal in the 2-2 with Leeds on Saturday was only his second in Pompey colours.