Former Ireland international Stephen Ward training with Ipswich Town

Former Republic of Ireland international Stephen Ward is training with Ipswich Town for the "next week or so", according to the club.

Ward has been without a club since July when we was released by Stoke City. The left-back made just 15 league appearances for the Championship side, most recently in December.

"Stephen is with us for a little while," Ipswich's general manager of football operations, Lee O’Neill, told the club website.

"He's training with us and will have a look at the club and we will have a look at him. It’s no more than that at this stage."

The 34-year-old has seven years of Premier League experience, after spells with Wolves and Burnley.

Former Republic of Ireland manager, Mick McCarthy signed Ward from Bohemians in 2007 and he went on to spend seven years with Wolves. In 2014 he moved to Burnley and spent seven years at Turf Moor before signing for Stoke City.

He also has 50 international caps to his name, his last appearance was in the 4-1 Uefa Nations League defeat to Wales in Cardiff in September 2018.

Stephen Ward won 50 international caps.
Stephen Ward won 50 international caps.

The Dubliner announced his retirement from international football in March 2019.

Ward also featured in the European Championship finals in 2012 and 2016.