Danny Ward (footballer)

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Danny Ward
Personal information
Full name Daniel Carl Ward[1]
Date of birth (1990-12-09) 9 December 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Bradford, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Left-Winger/Forward
Club information
Current team
Rotherham United
Number 22
Youth career
2005–2007 Leeds United
2007–2009 Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Bolton Wanderers 2 (0)
2009–2010 Swindon Town (loan) 31 (9)
2010 Coventry City (loan) 5 (0)
2011 Huddersfield Town (loan) 7 (3)
2011–2015 Huddersfield Town 117 (16)
2015 Rotherham United (loan) 1 (0)
2015– Rotherham United 12 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:44, 22 April 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel Carl "Danny" Ward (born 9 December 1990) is an English footballer who plays for Football League Championship side Rotherham United, as a forward and winger.

Career[edit]

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

Ward started his career in the Bradford City youth setup before he was snapped up by West Yorkshire rivals Leeds United, but he turned down a new deal at Leeds to join Premier League side Bolton Wanderers. Leeds received compensation as a result of Ward leaving. Danny made his senior debut for Bolton as a substitute in the club's 0–1 home Premier League defeat to Sunderland on 15 August 2009.[2]

On 26 November 2009, he signed for Swindon Town on a one-month loan deal and on 28 December 2009 he scored his first professional goal for Swindon Town in the 46th minute in a 3–1 home win over Yeovil Town.

On 7 September 2010, Ward signed a new three-year contract with Bolton [3] and three days later signed on a three-month loan deal with Coventry City.[4] He made his debut for them in the home game against Leicester City the day after. The loan was cut short on 15 October as Ward returned to Bolton for an operation on his groin which kept him out of the game until the following March.[5]

Huddersfield Town[edit]

2010–11 loan[edit]

After recovering from his injury, Ward was sent on loan to Football League One side Huddersfield Town on 15 March 2011, for the remainder of the season.[6] He made his debut as a substitute in the 1–0 win over Brentford at Griffin Park on the same day. He scored his first goal, which was the winner to make it 3–2, for Huddersfield against Brighton & Hove Albion on 30 April 2011, which also happened to be the last goal scored at the Withdean Stadium, before going on to score twice in the final league game of the season in the 4–4 home draw with Brentford. Ward scored in the League One play-off semi-final second-leg against A.F.C. Bournemouth. The match was 3–3 after 120 minutes, but Huddersfield won on penalties 4–2, which included Ward scoring his, qualifying Huddersfield for the final at Old Trafford where they just came short of promotion losing 3–0 in the final against Peterborough United.

2011–12 season[edit]

On 11 July 2011, Ward signed a three-year contract at Huddersfield Town.[7] The fee was around £1 million.[8] He made his second début for the Terriers in their 1–1 draw against Bury, at the Galpharm Stadium,[9] on 6 August 2011. He scored his first goal the week after in the 2–2 away draw to Rochdale.[10] Ward finished the season with 47 appearances in all competitions scoring five times four league goals, he also made 39 appearances in the league as Huddersfield finished the season as Play-off champions winning promotion to the Championship after beating Sheffield United 8–7 on penalties in the Wembley final.[11]

2012–13 season[edit]

Ward started his first game of the 2012–13 season in Huddersfield's 1–0 away defeat at Preston North End in the Football League Cup when he was substituted in the 46th minute.[12] His first league game came in Huddersfield's first home game of the season coming on as an 81st minute substitute in Huddersfield's 1–1 home draw with Nottingham Forest on 21 August 2012.[13] Ward's first league start didn't come until 1 September in a 2–2 away draw at Ipswich Town,[14] his first goal came in the next match at home to Derby County when he scored the only goal of the 1–0 game after just 47 seconds on 15 September 2012.[15]

Rotherham United[edit]

On 9 January 2015, Ward moved on loan to Rotherham United on a 28-day emergency loan, with a view to a permanent deal.[16] On 12 January 2015, it was confirmed that Ward had made a permanent deal with the Millers for an undisclosed fee.[17]

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2009–10 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 0
2009–10 Swindon Town League One 31 9 1 0 0 0 - 32 9
2010–11 Coventry City Championship 5 0 0 0 0 0 - 5 0
2010–11 Huddersfield Town League One 10 4 0 0 0 0 - 10 4
2011–12 Huddersfield Town 39 4 1 0 2 1 - 47 5
2012–13 Championship 28 2 0 0 1 0 - 29 2
2013–14 38 10 2 0 1 0 - 40 10
Total England 153 29 4 0 4 1 - 161 30
Career total 153 29 4 0 4 1 - 161 30

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics" (PDF). Premier League. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Bolton 0–1 Sunderland, bwfc.co.uk, accessed 29 August 2009.
  3. ^ Ward Signs New Contract, bwfc.co.uk, accessed 10 September 2010.
  4. ^ Ward Joins Coventry On Loan, bwfc.co.uk, accessed 10 September 2010.
  5. ^ Injury hits Ward loan deal, Bolton News, accessed 15 October 2010.
  6. ^ Huddersfield Town sign Bolton winger Danny Ward on loan, BBC Sport, accessed 15 March 2011.
  7. ^ Ward Signs For Huddersfield Town, htafc.com, accessed 11 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Ward is tipped for return to top after £1m move". Yorkshire Post. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Huddersfield 1–1 Bury". BBC News. 6 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Rochdale 2–2 Huddersfield". BBC News. 13 August 2011. 
  11. ^ Emlyn Begley. "BBC Sport - Huddersfield promoted after epic shoot-out win over Sheffield United". BBC Sport. 
  12. ^ "BBC Sport - Preston 2-0 Huddersfield". BBC Sport. 
  13. ^ Ian Woodcock. "BBC Sport - Huddersfield 1-1 Nott'm Forest". BBC Sport. 
  14. ^ "BBC Sport - Ipswich 2-2 Huddersfield". BBC Sport. 
  15. ^ "BBC Sport - Huddersfield 1-0 Derby". BBC Sport. 
  16. ^ David Threlfall-Sykes. "Danny Ward moves from Huddersfield Town to Rotherham United". 
  17. ^ "Ward completes permanent move". 

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