April 24, 2012
Joel Ward signs up to Pompey Supporters’ Trust bid to save club
To find out how you can sign up to the trust’s scheme to buy the club, visit communitypompey.co.uk
March 18, 2012
Ipswich Town boss Paul Jewell has revealed that he held talks with one of his two Portsmouth targets on Sunday. TWTD understands that the player was versatile defender or midfielder Joel Ward, who was previously one of the three Pompey players the Blues tried to sign in January.
The Town manager says the weekend discussions went well but that the clubs are yet to do a deal – which would be an initial loan formalised into a permanent switch in the summer - with other sides also in the hunt as Thursday’s 5pm loan deadline nears: “I met one of them on Sunday and had a chat. We got permission from Portsmouth and that’s where it is.
“Whether that’s going to happen, I honestly don’t know. You can ask me who it is, but I’m not going to tell you.
“We chatted for a couple of hours and the rest of it is obviously up to the football clubs - the chief executive here and the administrator at Portsmouth.
“If it happens, great, if not, we move on. I think he was keen to come here, but I don’t think the player is short of offers either.”
Ward, who stands 6ft 2in tall, was in Portsmouth’s midfield last night as they beat Birmingham 4-1 at Fratton Park.
The 22-year-old, for whom the Blues agreed a fee with Portsmouth on the final day of the transfer window before the move broke down over personal terms, was believed to have spoken with Town a fortnight ago, crisis-mired Pompey having contacted clubs to inform them which players are available as they look to raise cash.March 8, 2012
WATFORD plan to take advantage of Portsmouth’s cash plight by trying to sign midfielder Joel Ward, 22, on loan for the rest of the season.