Ward Signs New Four Year Deal

WEST Ham United is pleased to announce that defender Elliott Ward has signed a four year extension to his contract.

The 20-year-old Academy graduate broke through into the Hammers first-team last season and forged an excellent central defensive partnership with Anton Ferdinand that proved to be the backbone of West Ham United's promotion to the Premier League.

After making his League debut as a substitute against Reading in March, Elliott went on to play in all of Hammers final 13 games of the season, including the three memorable Play-off matches.

In total he has made 15 senior appearances for the Hammers and will be hoping to add to that total in the Premiership this season.

West Ham United are hoping to complete the signing of striker Petr Mikolanda soon. Petr impressed Alan Pardew while on trial at the Club earlier in the pre-season campaign. He scored two goals in Hammers 3-0 defeat of Vastra Frolunda on their Swedish tour and followed it up with a goal in the 2-2 draw at Yeovil Town.