Danny Ward is hoping that he can challenge our under pressure number one Simon Mignolet for a starting berth, but admits he still has a lot to learn.
The 22-year-old stopper was recalled from a loan spell at Aberdeen earlier this month after his performances had helped to propel the side into the title race (the Pittodrie-based side are currently second, six points behind Celtic after 21 games).
After Mignolet was arguably responsible for two of Arsenal’s three goals in mid-week, there are now suggestions that the Welshman could be given a place our starting eleven.
“You don’t to try and run before you can walk”, he told the Echo. “Obviously it would be nice to try and get a game in any competition for this club. But as I said, take it day by day, work hard and catch the eye.”
“I just have to keep an open mind, train as hard as I can. I know it’s a bit of an old cliche, but take one day and one session at a time and see what comes around.”
“I think [the manager] is just expecting me to come back and obviously challenge with Simon and Adam and train as hard as I can, like I have done ever since I signed for Liverpool, and hopefully I will catch the eye.”
We snapped up Ward from Wrexham’s academy in 2012, and since arriving he has spent time on loan with Tamworth as well as Aberdeen.
He has four Welsh U21 caps, and will be hopeful for forcing his way into our side and possibly even the Wales Euros squad this summer.
Would you give him a start this weekend? Or perhaps against Exeter in the FA Cup replay? Let us know.