Belfast Telegraph

Ward signs new Trotters deal

Bolton have confirmed youngster Danny Ward has committed his future to the club by signing a new three-year contract at the Reebok Stadium.

The 18-year-old forward has made only two substitute appearances for Wanderers, but impressed during a loan spell with Swindon last season. Bolton boss Owen Coyle indicated Ward is likely to go out on loan again in the next few weeks, with npower Championship side Coventry thought to be his most likely destination.

"I have tremendous belief in Danny but it's fair to say that he needs to go and get some Championship experience," Coyle told "If he goes out and gets some games then he will come back and be ready to push into our first team."

He added: "He was involved in our squad throughout pre-season and did ever so well but with the players that we have in front of him at the moment then it makes sense for him to go out on loan.

"He can now go out on an emergency loan, which covers the next three months, and I know that when he comes back then I will get a far better player.

"Danny did ever so well with Swindon in League One and he was a big part of their promotion push which saw them reach the play-off final.

"There have been numerous clubs throughout the Championship that have been after him, so it is likely that he will go out on loan in the next week or so."


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