Stephen Ward back in contention for Burnley

2018-02-09 04:36:44

Stephen Ward is ready to return for Burnley after missing almost two months with a knee injury.

The Republic of Ireland full-back played for 75 minutes as an over-age player in Burnley's U23 league defeat at Huddersfield Town on Monday.

Sean Dyche's men haven't won since Ward last lined out - a 1-0 win over Stoke in December - but remain in seventh place in the Premier League after five draws in nine games.

"It felt really good," Ward told Burnley's website . "It’s just important to get back on the pitch and get used to playing.

"It’s nice to be feeling good and strong and to get a few minutes out there.

"It’s not really in my hands but I’m feeling good and ready to go. I’m feeling a lot sharper, so we’ll see what happens.

"We’ve had a great season and the more bodies we can have back now, hopefully that will help us have a strong finish."

The Dubliner could be back in the squad for Saturday's trip to Swansea.

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