Crystal Palace Football Club is pleased to announce defender Joel Ward has signed a new contract with the club, keeping him in south London until summer 2018.
The right-back has agreed a three-and-a-half year contract with the Eagles, which is great news for both him and the club.
"I'm really pleased," said Ward, speaking after putting pen to paper on the new deal.
"It's been something that has been talked about a little bit and I'm glad to now put that to the back and just concentrate with my football and I'm delighted to have signed the deal."
Ward has been ever-present for the Eagles this season, playing every minute in the Premier League.
He spoke about his relationship with his teammates and manager Alan Pardew, citing both as reasons why he was keen to sign an extension in south London. He also praised the fans and made it clear that Palace is the team he wants to be at for the foreseeable future.
"The relationship with the gaffer and the club helped. I'm excited for what the next few years have in store.
"I love the passion of the club, the fans have been exceptional since I've come here and they've welcomed me with open arms. It's been a joy to play in front of them - especially at home - week in, week out. Even the travelling support's been incredible."
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