Ward's lofty ambitions

13 September 2010 08:31
Winger aims to make loan spell count Danny Ward has said he intends to use his three month loan spell at Coventry City to gain experience and to make himself a better player with the aim of winning a place in the Bolton first team and, eventually, and England call up. Ward played his first game for Coventry in last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Leicester, where he showed glimpses of the talent that led to several Championship clubs chasing the 19 year old winger's signature. Ward played a part in the build up to the Coventry goal when his long pass from the right wing to the left found Michael McIndoe. McIndoe then put in an inch perfect cross to Clive Platt allowing the big striker to head his first goal for the Sky Blues. Ward, who signed on loan until 1st January, said, “The loan move came about a couple of weeks ago. The gaffer at Bolton said there were a number of clubs in for me and that me and my agent should go away and speak to the clubs and make my decision."  “Aidy Boothroyd rang me up. He had done his homework and had watched me last season. He knew what I was about and that made my choice for me." “The Championship is going to be quicker and I will need to be sharp. All the players are going to be bigger and stronger and I am here to get games for the first team. I want to keep playing in the first team for Coventry, then push into the Bolton team and then in a couple of years push into the England team."  “This is a stepping stone of progression into the Premier League. I finished last season with Swindon and that was a progression to the Championship.”