Peterborough United star signs a contract extension at the Weston Homes Stadium

Joe Ward celebrates a Posh goal.Joe Ward celebrates a Posh goal.
Joe Ward celebrates a Posh goal.
Peterborough United star Joe Ward has signed an extension to his current Posh contract.

The 25 year-old has now committed his future to Posh until the end of the 2022-23 season.

Ward, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury, but could be back in the first-team squad for the trip to Lincoln City next Saturday (January 9), said: “I have really enjoyed my time here and when the club offered me a new contract to keep me here until 2023, it was an easy decision to make. I am really pleased because it gives security for me and my family.

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“I have been happy with how things have gone this season. I want to continue to help create goals and obviously score goals myself. The aim is to obviously try and help this club get into the Championship.

Joe Ward scores for Posh against Burton Albion earlier this season.Joe Ward scores for Posh against Burton Albion earlier this season.
Joe Ward scores for Posh against Burton Albion earlier this season.

“I am always trying to improve my game.

“It has been frustrating to be injured, but a blessing in disguise that it allowed me to spend some time with my young family over the Christmas period whilst doing some of my rehabilitation at home.

“I was speaking to the physio the other day and I thought I would end up missing nine or 10 league games, but it works out that it will probably only be five.

“I can’t wait to get back out there, contributing to the team and hopefully helping the club to a positive second half of the season. 2020 was a difficult year for everybody, but I was happy with what I achieved on a personal level on the pitch and to be rewarded with a new contract was a great end to it.”

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Manager Darren Ferguson said: “Credit to the co-owners for getting it done so quickly. Joe has had a strong season so far. He is getting better and better and is still at a good age. It is excellent news for the football club because when somebody is approaching their final year it can be unsettling, so it is great that he is with us for a lot longer.

“I am delighted it has all been sorted out. Joe has demonstrated he can play in a number of different positions and we look forward to welcoming him back into the squad after his injury. He is a lovely lad, works hard and is always looking to improve.”

Ward moved to Posh from non-league Woking in January, 2018 and has made 120 appearances for the club, scoring 12 goals.

Ward is comfortable on the wing or in a wing-back roles. He has scored twice this season and has the second most assists in League One games with six.

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