Tottenham loanee ‘wouldn’t say no’ to staying at club

Grant Ward has admitted that he would not mind staying with Coventry.

The English defender, 20, has told the official Coventry City website that he would have no problem with staying at the League One club for another season.

Ward signed on loan to Coventry from Spurs in March, and is set to remain there until the end of the season. The defender has so far made five appearances in the Football League, and he has impressed.

The spell is currently his second away from White Hart Lane, having been with MLS side Chicago Fire last season, and making 24 appearances.

It is still expected that the 20-year-old is far away from the Lilywhites first-team, and with Kyle Walker and DeAndre Yedlin ahead of him in Mauricio Pochettino’s reckoning, another year away from North London is likely.

Considering he is impressing in League One, Spurs may wish to send him out on loan to a club in the Championship next term to find out if he can put performances in at a more advanced level, but Ward himself has not ruled out a return to the Ricoh Arena next summer.

“I wouldn't say no to staying here,” the youngster told the official Coventry website. “We would have to see what Spurs think but if it is good for my development then it is good for me.”

If Spurs do want to send Ward to a club higher up the Football League pyramid next season, the defender will surely be heading somewhere other than Coventry, with the Sky Blues fighting for relegation from League One.

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