Palace star close to signing new contract, reveals Warnock

first_img1 Joel Ward is set to sign a new contract to keep him at Crystal Palace.The defender has been one of Palace’s most impressive performers since their return to the Premier League and has been linked with a move away from the club.But Neil Warnock has revealed a deal is close to extend the former Portsmouth man’s stay at Selhurst Park.“I spoke to Joel,” said Warnock. “He’s optimistic and it’s as close as it has been since I’ve been at the club.“I hope we can put it to bed before Christmas.“He deserves it. He has been a good player for Palace and will be for years to come.” Joel Ward last_img