Date of birth
Republic of Ireland
Experienced defender Stephen Ward arrived at the Banks's Stadium in July 2021.
The former Republic of Ireland international began his career at Bohemians before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 2007.
He made 239 appearances for Wolves and helped them win promotion to the Premier League in 2009.
Ward had a loan spell at Brighton & Hove Albion in the 2013-14 season before he left Molineux on a permanent basis to join Burnley.
He spent five seasons at Turf Moor but left in 2019 to join Stoke City in the Championship.
A year later, he moved to League One side Ipswich Town.