Paul Lambert has made another addition to his squad at Blackburn Rovers, this time taking Elliott Ward following his departure from Bournemouth.
Rovers had already completed the loan signing of forward Danny Graham from Sunderland on Wednesday, and later that day they completed the transfer of Ward who joins on a two-and-a-half year contract. The 31-year-old previously worked with Lambert whilst they were at Norwich City together, and the defender is looking forward to linking up again.
“It has been a busy few days to try and get it done, but I’m really pleased and I can’t wait to get started training and crack on,” he told the club website. “I’m looking forward to putting on the shirt and hopefully being involved. Paul Lambert demands standards and he definitely brought mine up a few notches at Norwich and that’s something I want to get back to on a regular basis.”
Ward came through the youth system at West Ham United, before moving to Coventry City where he made over 100 first team appearances. He then moved to Norwich, working under the guidance of Lambert, and joined Bournemouth in 2013. The Cherries were happy to cancel his contract, once it emerged that Blackburn were willing to add him to their squad.