By Daniel Wood
Huddersfield Town has signed free agent Danny Ward on a three-year deal following his release from Cardiff City.
Ward previously made 130 appearances for the Terriers between 2011 and 2015, scoring 17 goals.
During his time at Cardiff, he scored 12 league goals in 68 appearances and helped secure promotion to the Premier League for the Bluebirds in 2018. His eight goals last season also helped the Bluebirds get to the Championship play-offs.
It was highly expected that Ward would leave Cardiff after the Welsh side secured the signing of Keiffer Moore from relegated Wigan Athletic.
He is new Terriers coach Carlos Corberán’s first signing since taking charge at Huddersfield Town last month.
Corberán commented on the signing by saying, “We are really happy to add Danny to our squad; he’s a very interesting player with a lot of experience at this club and in this league.
“He’s really ambitious, and when a player wants to come back to a club, it’s because he feels something special about being a Terrier and feels that he still has something important to give the fans.
Corberán feels that Ward gives him a lot of options as he can make runs, look for long balls and is good with the ball when he comes deep.
The striker described his move to the Terriers as “perfect”.
“I’m very happy. All my family are here in Yorkshire and Huddersfield, so it’s the perfect move to be back home,” said the frontman.
“I knew a lot of people here; Hoggy and some staff members. Then obviously the new head coach coming in, finding out about his style of play, everything just seemed to click.”
Ward stressed that he hopes to hit the ground running this season and get Huddersfield Town back where they deserve to be.