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Ward would like to stay - but there's a job to do first

The Argus: Stephen Ward in typically wholehearted action during last week's win over Yeovil Stephen Ward in typically wholehearted action during last week's win over Yeovil

Stephen Ward is keen to make his loan move to Albion from Wolves permanent.

But the Irish left-back has put his own future on the backburner to concentrate on helping the Seagulls overhaul Reading to reach the play-offs.

Ward was relegated from the Championship with Wolves at the Amex on the final day last season.

He wants a happier climax to the campaign this time with Albion at Nottingham Forest as they try to better Reading's result at home to Burnley to pip them for sixth place.

Either way Ward is hoping it will not be his last game for the club after finishing runner-up to Matt Upson in the player of the season poll.

He said: “If I’m going to move on I don’t see why this wouldn’t be one of the better options for me. I’ve been here for a year, I’ve really enjoyed it.

“I couldn’t say one bad thing about the club. The crowd we get, the stadium we have is phenomenal, probably the best in the Championship, and with the new training ground the club is on a real up and a real high.

“If I was to move on from Wolves, Brighton would definitely be high on the list. It’s not in my hands, it’s going to be in other people’s hands to discuss the future but it has been a great move for me. I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s a really good club and one people should be privileged to play for.”

Kenny Jackett has indicated long-serving Wolves players loaned out to other clubs, like Ward, will not be part of his plans for the team he has guided to the League One title.

Ward said: "I have not spoken to anyone. It's been right at the back of my mind, it hasn't been my focus. Obviously there are things that have come out and I am sure they will want to move on with the squad they've built this season.

"If that's the case then we'll just wait and see what happens in the summer. My full focus is on the game and on being a Brighton player for hopefully the next couple of weeks if we can get into the play-offs."

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5:48am Sat 3 May 14

JeffLomer says...

Morning boys

I'm not going to talk to much about headline, sort it out when we no what league were in,

I am absolutely buzzing and excited about our trip to Forest I cannot wait to get there to cheer the boys on, come on boys do us proud, as us fans who are going will get behind you all and do you proud!!
Up the Albion!!!!
Morning boys I'm not going to talk to much about headline, sort it out when we no what league were in, I am absolutely buzzing and excited about our trip to Forest I cannot wait to get there to cheer the boys on, come on boys do us proud, as us fans who are going will get behind you all and do you proud!! Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 7

6:07am Sat 3 May 14

Bha1901ch says...

Massive game today
Cant wait to get up there
Come on you mighty seagulls we ca do this
Massive game today Cant wait to get up there Come on you mighty seagulls we ca do this Bha1901ch
  • Score: 4

6:10am Sat 3 May 14

Hugothepug says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Morning boys

I'm not going to talk to much about headline, sort it out when we no what league were in,

I am absolutely buzzing and excited about our trip to Forest I cannot wait to get there to cheer the boys on, come on boys do us proud, as us fans who are going will get behind you all and do you proud!!
Up the Albion!!!!
I'm sure you'll all do an amazing job representing BHA in the ground today and I for one am grateful for the travelling seagulls unquestionable support today and for the season that's behind us.

I have made just short of ten away games this season and it's a different animal supporting away. However along with me I'm sure there are many many thousands that will be getting behind the boys in their own way today, preying to keep our end of the bargain up. Some will be at work maybe listening on the radio, some in the pubs drinking and enjoying themselves with mates, and others, like me, in the zone, on my own, in front of the box (crapping myself and mostly feeling nauseous) screaming at even decision made by the referee.

Have every faith in the boys tho and feel whatever the results are they have truly done us proud this season. I thought it was gone when crofts hit the deck, but they have regrouped and done amazing. One last ride!

Thanks again. UTA
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning boys I'm not going to talk to much about headline, sort it out when we no what league were in, I am absolutely buzzing and excited about our trip to Forest I cannot wait to get there to cheer the boys on, come on boys do us proud, as us fans who are going will get behind you all and do you proud!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]I'm sure you'll all do an amazing job representing BHA in the ground today and I for one am grateful for the travelling seagulls unquestionable support today and for the season that's behind us. I have made just short of ten away games this season and it's a different animal supporting away. However along with me I'm sure there are many many thousands that will be getting behind the boys in their own way today, preying to keep our end of the bargain up. Some will be at work maybe listening on the radio, some in the pubs drinking and enjoying themselves with mates, and others, like me, in the zone, on my own, in front of the box (crapping myself and mostly feeling nauseous) screaming at even decision made by the referee. Have every faith in the boys tho and feel whatever the results are they have truly done us proud this season. I thought it was gone when crofts hit the deck, but they have regrouped and done amazing. One last ride! Thanks again. UTA Hugothepug
  • Score: 10

9:24am Sat 3 May 14

Max Ripple says...

Can't make it to Forest today cos of work but I am with all of you who are making the journey. You'll do us all proud. Best fans in the land - forget all those plastic, prawn sandwich and Bolly swigging Man U and Chelsea fans. Sing out loud lads and lassies! Up the Albion!!!
Can't make it to Forest today cos of work but I am with all of you who are making the journey. You'll do us all proud. Best fans in the land - forget all those plastic, prawn sandwich and Bolly swigging Man U and Chelsea fans. Sing out loud lads and lassies! Up the Albion!!! Max Ripple
  • Score: 1

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