Posh chairman insists Joe Ward won't be going to Portsmouth, or anywhere else for that matter

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony is unconcerned about reports claiming Joe Ward could be a transfer target for League One rivals Portsmouth.

By Alan Swann
Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, 12:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, 12:53 pm
Joe Ward in action for Posh against Cheltenham. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Joe Ward in action for Posh against Cheltenham. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

In fact MacAnthony expects Ward to sign a new contract at Posh in the coming weeks. The 26 year-old’s current deal is due to expire at the end of the 2022-23 season.

Players entering the last year of their contract at Posh are usually placed on the transfer list unless they agree to an extension.

The Pompey link came from a national journalist, but MacAnthony said: “There’s no chance (of Ward leaving). So relax as he will be signing a new deal this season. Posh is his home.”

Ward is Posh’s longest-serving current player having moved to London Road from Woking in January, 2018.

He’s made 188 Posh appearances and scored 16 goals. He was outstanding as a half-time substitute at Cheltenham on Saturday as he created two goals as Posh fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2.