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SWINDON TOWN: Ward's waiting for an offer

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DARREN Ward’s future is out of his own hands, as the defender waits to hear whether he is wanted by Paolo Di Canio on a long-term basis.

The defender, whose loan deal from Millwall expires on January 5, has not spoken about the possibility of an extension with the Swindon Town manager and he has stressed that he is not keen to think too much about what will happen in the new year just yet.

However, having made 15 appearances to date for the Robins in an environment that suits his lifestyle down to a T, Ward is definitely loving his time in Wiltshire.

“It’s something which I will probably look at nearer the time or whatever the manager decides. It is out of my hands. I can say many things now but ultimately he makes the decisions and I respect that,” he said.

“He might not want me. I am enjoying it. He’s not said anything to me. I’m totally fine and enjoying it.

“I’m on loan until January. It’s one of those where I’m going to see how things go. I’m enjoying it and I want to keep enjoying it but I really want to start helping to get some wins and keep high up this table.

“I’m a believer in dealing day by day in football because things can literally change day by day in football.

“I don’t like to plan too much. I am a bit of a planner in general but when it comes to football you have to be very wary and cautious with the different situations that could come up.

“I’m thinking about being here and concentrating about here and I’m really enjoying it here.

“For some people who might be wondering why I dropped a level to play here it’s because it’s what I want to do. I spoke to the (Millwall) manager (Kenny Jackett) probably a year ago and mentioned that I wanted to leave.

“Before that it was quite clear what I wanted to do. It’s taken a bit of time to find a club which I’d like to give it a go with and hit the levels I’d like to hit.

“Whether it’s the league below, a league higher or abroad it was really a case of where I feel I’d be comfortable.”

Meanwhile, Jay McEveley has flown to Rome for treatment on a knee problem.

Reports suggest the Town man will undergo a cartilage operation but it is unknown how long he will be sidelined.

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7:06am Mon 3 Dec 12

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

Is Macca out Saturday as well due to 5 yellows?
Is Macca out Saturday as well due to 5 yellows? Ollie Reed's Parky dance!
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7:27am Mon 3 Dec 12

stfc2012 says...

Do he's enjoying it then
Do he's enjoying it then stfc2012
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7:59am Mon 3 Dec 12

old town robin says...

The McEverley injury is a bit of a shock, where does that leave us now for cover, if bensonne is out, maybe Lou Thompson can play there.
The McEverley injury is a bit of a shock, where does that leave us now for cover, if bensonne is out, maybe Lou Thompson can play there. old town robin
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9:04am Mon 3 Dec 12

southside7 says...

old town robin wrote:
The McEverley injury is a bit of a shock, where does that leave us now for cover, if bensonne is out, maybe Lou Thompson can play there.
Could be a good shout, both Thompson's flying down the wing might be worth a look. As for Ward, sign him up I say.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: The McEverley injury is a bit of a shock, where does that leave us now for cover, if bensonne is out, maybe Lou Thompson can play there.[/p][/quote]Could be a good shout, both Thompson's flying down the wing might be worth a look. As for Ward, sign him up I say. southside7
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10:03am Mon 3 Dec 12

rockdog says...

Ward was a bit slow to adapt when he first started but has improved every game. So sign him uo NOW.
Ward was a bit slow to adapt when he first started but has improved every game. So sign him uo NOW. rockdog
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10:34am Mon 3 Dec 12

Stilloyal says...

Sign him up , he's experienced , fit and committed to the cause.
Gonna be struggling for defence this weekend, Macca is suspended and I doubt very much if JMac is able to play. Flint is still suspended I believe.
Looks like it might be L. thompson or Raffa at L/B .
Gonna be a toughie for us as Donny are flying at the moment although Oldham stuffed them at the weekend.
I'm certain that Paolo has plan to win this one though and the two weeks fitness training will have knocked a couple of the players into shape.
Sign him up , he's experienced , fit and committed to the cause. Gonna be struggling for defence this weekend, Macca is suspended and I doubt very much if JMac is able to play. Flint is still suspended I believe. Looks like it might be L. thompson or Raffa at L/B . Gonna be a toughie for us as Donny are flying at the moment although Oldham stuffed them at the weekend. I'm certain that Paolo has plan to win this one though and the two weeks fitness training will have knocked a couple of the players into shape. Stilloyal
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10:36am Mon 3 Dec 12

Redgollum says...

Why does McEverley have to go to Rome for treatment?
Why does McEverley have to go to Rome for treatment? Redgollum
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10:39am Mon 3 Dec 12

stfctrowbridgepaul says...

Surely the bigger story is mcevelys injury more than likely it will get McCormack back in the team as left back and captain bring back Callum Kennedy I say :)
Surely the bigger story is mcevelys injury more than likely it will get McCormack back in the team as left back and captain bring back Callum Kennedy I say :) stfctrowbridgepaul
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10:57am Mon 3 Dec 12

Stilloyal says...

stfctrowbridgepaul wrote:
Surely the bigger story is mcevelys injury more than likely it will get McCormack back in the team as left back and captain bring back Callum Kennedy I say :)
McCormack is suspended. and Kennedy can't get a regular game where he is.
[quote][p][bold]stfctrowbridgepaul[/bold] wrote: Surely the bigger story is mcevelys injury more than likely it will get McCormack back in the team as left back and captain bring back Callum Kennedy I say :)[/p][/quote]McCormack is suspended. and Kennedy can't get a regular game where he is. Stilloyal
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11:14am Mon 3 Dec 12

Malkym says...

Redgollum wrote:
Why does McEverley have to go to Rome for treatment?
So he can throw 3 coins in the Trevi fountain and make a wish - the wish being that he comes back as a football player!
[quote][p][bold]Redgollum[/bold] wrote: Why does McEverley have to go to Rome for treatment?[/p][/quote]So he can throw 3 coins in the Trevi fountain and make a wish - the wish being that he comes back as a football player! Malkym
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11:26am Mon 3 Dec 12

umpcah says...

Redgollum wrote:
Why does McEverley have to go to Rome for treatment?
Have you tried to park at Swindon hospital ?
[quote][p][bold]Redgollum[/bold] wrote: Why does McEverley have to go to Rome for treatment?[/p][/quote]Have you tried to park at Swindon hospital ? umpcah
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11:32am Mon 3 Dec 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Redgollum wrote:
Why does McEverley have to go to Rome for treatment?
Have you seen the state of the NHS Mate :)

For a starter he would be waiting for 2 years and when he finally did get the appointment they would operate on the other knee.......;)
[quote][p][bold]Redgollum[/bold] wrote: Why does McEverley have to go to Rome for treatment?[/p][/quote]Have you seen the state of the NHS Mate :) For a starter he would be waiting for 2 years and when he finally did get the appointment they would operate on the other knee.......;) TheDukeOfBanbury
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11:33am Mon 3 Dec 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Malkym wrote:
Redgollum wrote:
Why does McEverley have to go to Rome for treatment?
So he can throw 3 coins in the Trevi fountain and make a wish - the wish being that he comes back as a football player!
You must watch some different games to me.
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redgollum[/bold] wrote: Why does McEverley have to go to Rome for treatment?[/p][/quote]So he can throw 3 coins in the Trevi fountain and make a wish - the wish being that he comes back as a football player![/p][/quote]You must watch some different games to me. TheDukeOfBanbury
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12:26pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Swindon1984 says...

Bessone it like a ghost at the minute, got injured and doesn't seem to be on the radar at all. Saw him play one good game but hasn't featured much aside from that. No cover at left back really unless playing Thompson or McCormack out of position.

Hmm. Thought Flint was back from suspension now, obviously doesn't help at left back though. Ah well, sure we've got enough to give Donny a good game. They'll be a tough side to beat but hopefully there's been enough target practice in the weel off to give us the edge.
Bessone it like a ghost at the minute, got injured and doesn't seem to be on the radar at all. Saw him play one good game but hasn't featured much aside from that. No cover at left back really unless playing Thompson or McCormack out of position. Hmm. Thought Flint was back from suspension now, obviously doesn't help at left back though. Ah well, sure we've got enough to give Donny a good game. They'll be a tough side to beat but hopefully there's been enough target practice in the weel off to give us the edge. Swindon1984
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12:35pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Wilesy says...

Assuming Macca and Flint are suspended and no youth team player is ready to step in I would go Devera RB, Troy and Ward at CB, Nathan LB.

Not ideal but then having not brought in a loanee to cover left back with Bessone out long-term is not ideal either, and is a managerial mistake in my opinion.

McEveley whilst a very good player and rightly first choice at left back, doesn't look a 50 game a season man to me, he gets in the wars a bit and can see him getting a suspension with the verbals at some point.
Assuming Macca and Flint are suspended and no youth team player is ready to step in I would go Devera RB, Troy and Ward at CB, Nathan LB. Not ideal but then having not brought in a loanee to cover left back with Bessone out long-term is not ideal either, and is a managerial mistake in my opinion. McEveley whilst a very good player and rightly first choice at left back, doesn't look a 50 game a season man to me, he gets in the wars a bit and can see him getting a suspension with the verbals at some point. Wilesy
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12:56pm Mon 3 Dec 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
Bessone it like a ghost at the minute, got injured and doesn't seem to be on the radar at all. Saw him play one good game but hasn't featured much aside from that. No cover at left back really unless playing Thompson or McCormack out of position.

Hmm. Thought Flint was back from suspension now, obviously doesn't help at left back though. Ah well, sure we've got enough to give Donny a good game. They'll be a tough side to beat but hopefully there's been enough target practice in the weel off to give us the edge.
...Bessone...a good game..?...must have missed that one as he's been awful every time I've seen him.
---.
Surely Flint is back isn't he?...or was it a straight red for him last time?...he's had a few cards this year and I can't remember now.
---.
McEverley is a big miss...hope the others are right about Thompson for left back.
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Noticed Caddis is back and playing for Birmingham 1st team.
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: Bessone it like a ghost at the minute, got injured and doesn't seem to be on the radar at all. Saw him play one good game but hasn't featured much aside from that. No cover at left back really unless playing Thompson or McCormack out of position. Hmm. Thought Flint was back from suspension now, obviously doesn't help at left back though. Ah well, sure we've got enough to give Donny a good game. They'll be a tough side to beat but hopefully there's been enough target practice in the weel off to give us the edge.[/p][/quote]...Bessone...a good game..?...must have missed that one as he's been awful every time I've seen him. ---. Surely Flint is back isn't he?...or was it a straight red for him last time?...he's had a few cards this year and I can't remember now. ---. McEverley is a big miss...hope the others are right about Thompson for left back. . Noticed Caddis is back and playing for Birmingham 1st team. SAPFanSTFC
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1:10pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Malkym says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Malkym wrote:
Redgollum wrote: Why does McEverley have to go to Rome for treatment?
So he can throw 3 coins in the Trevi fountain and make a wish - the wish being that he comes back as a football player!
You must watch some different games to me.
Just my 'umble opinion m'lord - to me he can't cross a decent ball most of the time, is lacking when it comes to defending and much of the hoofball we've been playing lately has been coming from his left boot. Granted the position is a headache for Pdc with Bessone who's next to useless as an alternative.
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redgollum[/bold] wrote: Why does McEverley have to go to Rome for treatment?[/p][/quote]So he can throw 3 coins in the Trevi fountain and make a wish - the wish being that he comes back as a football player![/p][/quote]You must watch some different games to me.[/p][/quote]Just my 'umble opinion m'lord - to me he can't cross a decent ball most of the time, is lacking when it comes to defending and much of the hoofball we've been playing lately has been coming from his left boot. Granted the position is a headache for Pdc with Bessone who's next to useless as an alternative. Malkym
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1:48pm Mon 3 Dec 12

stigger says...

Flint is back has served his suspension. I was not at game but did Dev not play at LB against stevenage and do well?? If yes might be option to play him there if Jmac out but bit harsh to shove him there when he has done so well recently at cb but perhaps needs must. I'd go Nathan rb, Ward and Flint, Dev lb. COYR! And i also think we should sign Ward up
Flint is back has served his suspension. I was not at game but did Dev not play at LB against stevenage and do well?? If yes might be option to play him there if Jmac out but bit harsh to shove him there when he has done so well recently at cb but perhaps needs must. I'd go Nathan rb, Ward and Flint, Dev lb. COYR! And i also think we should sign Ward up stigger
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1:58pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Haydonender says...

I agree with stigger, most likely is devera at left back with Troy/Flint coming in the centre. Not ideal but hopefully Jay's injury is not too bad.

Not against signing Ward as he has done well recently but Troy looked pretty decent first few games and would like to see him given a chance. Given the amount of money we paid for him, surely should see what he can do in his best position before signing someone else permanently.
I agree with stigger, most likely is devera at left back with Troy/Flint coming in the centre. Not ideal but hopefully Jay's injury is not too bad. Not against signing Ward as he has done well recently but Troy looked pretty decent first few games and would like to see him given a chance. Given the amount of money we paid for him, surely should see what he can do in his best position before signing someone else permanently. Haydonender
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3:06pm Mon 3 Dec 12

geordie fishcake says...

Ritchie played a few games for Pompey

at left back,would be an interesting

change IMHO
Ritchie played a few games for Pompey at left back,would be an interesting change IMHO geordie fishcake
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3:42pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Stilloyal says...

Is Flint back ? has he served his four match suspension ? I thought he had one more to go,
SAP, Yep atraight red and an extra game as it was his second red this season.

If Flint is back then he'll more than likely go to C/ B unless Paolo want to punish him further and Devera to the left ( god help us )##
Is Flint back ? has he served his four match suspension ? I thought he had one more to go, SAP, Yep atraight red and an extra game as it was his second red this season. If Flint is back then he'll more than likely go to C/ B unless Paolo want to punish him further and Devera to the left ( god help us )## Stilloyal
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3:45pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Stilloyal says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Is Flint back ? has he served his four match suspension ? I thought he had one more to go, SAP, Yep atraight red and an extra game as it was his second red this season. If Flint is back then he'll more than likely go to C/ B unless Paolo want to punish him further and Devera to the left ( god help us )##
Hang on we are forgetting that we do have another C/B, Troy Archie. Will he play C/B or L/B ?
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: Is Flint back ? has he served his four match suspension ? I thought he had one more to go, SAP, Yep atraight red and an extra game as it was his second red this season. If Flint is back then he'll more than likely go to C/ B unless Paolo want to punish him further and Devera to the left ( god help us )##[/p][/quote]Hang on we are forgetting that we do have another C/B, Troy Archie. Will he play C/B or L/B ? Stilloyal
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4:09pm Mon 3 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Fodders kicked the water bottle at left back looked good to me.

Where's sue?
Onwards and upwards
Fodders kicked the water bottle at left back looked good to me. Where's sue? Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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4:44pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Okus Road says...

stigger wrote:
Flint is back has served his suspension. I was not at game but did Dev not play at LB against stevenage and do well?? If yes might be option to play him there if Jmac out but bit harsh to shove him there when he has done so well recently at cb but perhaps needs must. I'd go Nathan rb, Ward and Flint, Dev lb. COYR! And i also think we should sign Ward up
Correct - Devera did play LB at Stevenage and had one of his best games, so no problem there.
[quote][p][bold]stigger[/bold] wrote: Flint is back has served his suspension. I was not at game but did Dev not play at LB against stevenage and do well?? If yes might be option to play him there if Jmac out but bit harsh to shove him there when he has done so well recently at cb but perhaps needs must. I'd go Nathan rb, Ward and Flint, Dev lb. COYR! And i also think we should sign Ward up[/p][/quote]Correct - Devera did play LB at Stevenage and had one of his best games, so no problem there. Okus Road
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9:49pm Mon 3 Dec 12

mikek says...

I used to play at left back a few years ago ( well 37 to be precise) and I was right footed so a few players could do a job there I feel as I coped alright. Hey Paolo how about a game then I'm sure I could last 10 -15 minutes but obviously carrying a bit of excess weight these days and balding quite a bit so the ball may well skid off the old landing strip.Hope you still got old Razor Ruddock's shorts STFC because I've got me shirt Paolo. I would aim to make it hard for McCeverly to get back in to be honest and give Paolo a massive selection headache. I chased some school kids the other day for throwing stones and kept up with them over the first few feet so there is life in the old kiddy yet. Whatta er du u rekon Paolo.
I used to play at left back a few years ago ( well 37 to be precise) and I was right footed so a few players could do a job there I feel as I coped alright. Hey Paolo how about a game then I'm sure I could last 10 -15 minutes but obviously carrying a bit of excess weight these days and balding quite a bit so the ball may well skid off the old landing strip.Hope you still got old Razor Ruddock's shorts STFC because I've got me shirt Paolo. I would aim to make it hard for McCeverly to get back in to be honest and give Paolo a massive selection headache. I chased some school kids the other day for throwing stones and kept up with them over the first few feet so there is life in the old kiddy yet. Whatta er du u rekon Paolo. mikek
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