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SWINDON TOWN: Manager hails 'brilliant' Ward
6:00am Friday 23rd August 2013 in Sport
MARK Cooper has paid tribute to Darren Ward after the Swindon Town centre-back signed his new deal at the County Ground this week.
Ward has committed himself to the Robins until the summer of 2015, taking a pay cut in the process, and Cooper highlighted how important the 34-year-old’s experience is within a very young squad.
And the Town boss is grateful for the assistance Ward will provide from a coaching perspective.
“He’s been brilliant while I’ve been here,” he told the Advertiser. “When you have got a group like we have it’s so important that he’s a calming influence. He’s been there and he’s been brilliant and a great help to me.
“He wants to go that way. Most importantly with Darren he wants to play, he wants to start taking his licenses so we’re going to help him with that.
“I do palm off on him little bits of defensive work during the week. Darren’s experience is invaluable, especially with defenders, so there are little bits and pieces that he can pass on as well.
“He’s settled in the area and I think he wanted to see it through.”
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