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Ward - It Was An Easy Decision

Ward - It Was An Easy Decision

Jamie Ward has spoken of the easy decision he had to make when signing for Derby County after the completion of the deal that turned his loan deal into a permanent signing last week. The former Sheffield United striker fell out of favour with Chris Adams, recently sacked at Bramall Lane following United`s relegation to League One, but he found a new lease of life during his loan spell scoring five times in thirteen appearances. After agreeing to a two-year deal, with an option of a further year, Ward told the Derby Evening Telegraph:

'I'm very happy to sign. It was an easy decision to be honest, the manager likes me and that means an awful lot. He has confidence in me and I think I have responded with some good performances and a few goals. I think coming here has revitalised me.'

Nigel Clough brought Ward to Pride Park in February on an emergency loan deal until the end of the season and, after a less than inspiring January transfer window, his introduction added energy and skill and a new dimension to a side lacking in confidence at the time. Used as both a striker and a wide midfielder during his spell Ward`s form helped his side to secure enough points to secure their Championship survival. Clough saw enough during his loan spell to turn his deal into a permanent one when the season finished and he told the official website:

'Jamie performed very consistently for us during his loan and the fans took to him straight away, I think work rate will immediately be recognised by the supporters and then he has got that bit of quality on top. I think he needed that change and the fee we have paid for him represents good value for money.'



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Writer:MikeC
Date:Sunday May 15 2011
Time: 2:00PM

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