Charlton Athletic got their League One campaign back up and running following the international break and made the most of a rare opportunity.
The Addicks defeated high-flying Barnsley with two strikes from Karlan Ahearne-Grant to keep Lee Bowyer’s side in contention of achieving promotion back to the Championship.
Jamie Ward impressed during the home encounter against the Tykes and has admitted that he would like to extend his loan stay at The Valley.
Speaking to the club’s official website, he revealed that he is pleased with how things are going and would like to extend his current deal beyond January, with the possibility of a permanent stay after the summer.
“It’s nice to feel wanted and have a manager who has a bit of faith in me and is willing to play me,” the Nottingham Forest loanee said.
“Long may that continue.
“I’m happy, I’ve settled in really well and the only thing is I’ve not got my family with me. All I can do is focus on trying to do well until January. Whatever happens after then is totally down to the clubs.
“I’d enjoy staying until the end of the season and hopefully longer, as long as everything is right for everyone, but the most important thing is trying to get this club promoted and helping them in the next few months.”
Charlton have been enjoying Ward’s performances this season and look to have been getting the best out of him.
The 32-year-old fell out of favour at Nottingham Forest so it does not really come as a surprise that he would be happy to extend his stay at The Valley.
However, the fans will be delighted to keep him for the duration of the season and if not longer if the Northern Irishman does keep up with his performances, as he will surely play a key role in whether or not they achieve promotion to the Championship by the end of the campaign.
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