Lambert Tight-Lipped on Ward Return Claims
Monday, 4th Nov 2019 11:39
Town boss Paul Lambert wouldn’t be drawn on suggestions he might look to re-sign former Blue Grant Ward once the 24-year-old is back fit following the cruciate knee ligament injury he suffered at QPR on Boxing Day.
Ward is currently working on his return to fitness with Town, as clubs are required to do with players they have released.
Rotherham boss Paul Warne has expressed his interest in bringing the former Millers’ loanee back to South Yorkshire, but said recently that he anticipated Ward returning to the Blues.
“It’s the same as Freddie [Sears], the two lads have done great to get back to even knocking a ball around again, and that’s great for the two of them because it’s a big mental barrier getting over that.
“Let the lads get rehabbed the right way and there’s no pressure, none whatsoever, so I’ll wait and see.”
Although the Blues have plenty of midfielders, Lambert could well view Ward as a versatile player could cover a number of roles, not least right wing-back where he featured for Town on several occasions - most notably during Bryan Klug's stints as caretake-manager - and where there is currently no out-and-out deputy for Kane Vincent-Young.
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