Wardy Back With Blades

According to social media, former Sheffield United striker Jamie Ward is back training with the Blades following his release from Nottingham Forest.

Ward, 32 was a Lane favourite during his Bramall Lane career which spanned between 2009 and 2011. He had signed from Chesterfield in a £333k deal - making his debut as a substitute in a 1-0 home defeat to Doncaster Rovers. He was dismissed in the Play-Off Final defeat to Burnley at Wembley and in the following season scored 8 goals. His most memorable was against Wednesday in a 3-2 victory.

He remained at the Blades until January 2011 where he joined Derby County and ending a two year spell. He left the club having made 70 appearances and scored 11 goals. A further move saw the striker join rivals Nottingham Forest, signing a four year deal in 2015 but it appears that he has been released from his City Ground contract early and is free to peruse his career with another club.

It is understood that Ward has been allowed to train with United and this may lead to a similar deal which has seen David McGoldrick sign a one year deal with the Blades.