Danny Ward is determined to earn a new Huddersfield Town deal.
The club have taken up their option to extend the 23-year-old’s current contract by 12 months.
Now the former Bolton man wants to prove his worth and earn longer terms.
“I definitely want to get something sorted out,” he said.
“The aim is to work hard, get straight into the season, stay fit and show I deserve to be involved here.”
Versatile Ward, who is keen to play as a central striker, ended last season with a hat-trick at Watford.
That meant he finished on 10 goals, his best seasonal haul to date, after nine in 2009-10, when he was on loan at
Having signed for a reported £1m during the 2011 close-season after a loan spell at the club, he is the second longest-serving Town player behind keeper Alex Smithies.
Ward and his teammates arrived back from Town’s Portuguese training camp yesterday.
Tonight’s trip to Conference North club Guiseley (7.45) is followed by Saturday’s friendly at Scunthorpe.
That’s the first of a trio of away games against League I opposition for Mark Robins’ men.
They go to Sheffield United next Tuesday, July 29 (7.45) before taking on Oldham on Saturday, August 2.
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