Ward signs new contract
Defender Joel Ward has signed a contract extension with Crystal Palace.
The 25-year-old right back has penned a new deal at the Barclays Premier League club until the summer of 2018.
Ward has been an ever present for the Eagles in their Premier League campaign this season, with Alan Pardew's men having moved into 11th place well clear of the survival battle.
"It has been something that has been talked about a little bit and I am glad to now put that to the back and just concentrate with my football and I'm delighted to have signed the deal," Ward said.
"The relationship with the gaffer and the club helped. I am excited for what the next few years have in store."