Wolves defender Stephen Ward has agreed a new deal that is set to keep him at Molineux until 2013.Ward, 24, who is currently battling back from a knee operation, has made 120 appearances since joining Wolves from Irish club Bohemians in 2007. [LNB]"To have signed a new deal at the end of a season when we've stayed in the Premier League is brilliant for me," he told the club's official website. [LNB]"I've grown to love the club over the three and a half years I've been here." [LNB]Wolves manager Mick McCarthy said: "Wardy is one of the players who had to make a big step up when he arrived at the club from Bohemians. [LNB]"But he has answered every challenge that has been put in front of him, including reverting to the left-back position and developing his game so much that he looks like he's spent all his career there.[LNB] Seems a good lad off of the field and get's his job done on it Tino79 Calix_ Meus_ Inebrians_ No 79 "He did well for us in the Premier League last season, even more so as when he came back from injury he was often having to train and play through a lot of pain but he'll do that for you because of the character he is and the courage he shows out on the pitch. [LNB]"Having had his operation this summer, I'm sure he'll be relishing even more the chance to play in the league again without having to suffer any niggling problems and I'm delighted he's now tied to the club for another three years." [LNB]Republic of Ireland B defender Ward made 24 club appearances in total this season as Wolves secured a second successive Premier League campaign following their promotion from the Championship in 2008/09.