Scunthorpe United is delighted to complete the signing of free agent Jamie Ward on a short-term deal until January.
The 33-year-old forward began his career with Aston Villa before moving onto Torquay United and Chesterfield. He would then spend two seasons at Sheffield United between 2009 and 2011, costing the club £333,000 to lure him from Saltergate, before a three-month loan to Derby County then became permanent.
He would spend over four years with the Rams making 149 appearances, scoring 34 goals before switching to their rivals Nottingham Forest in 2015. During his four-year stay at the City Ground, he would be loaned to Burton Albion, Cardiff City and Charlton Athletic.
The vastly experienced player has racked up a total of 390 league appearances, including 310 starts, scoring 90 league goals. He’s also played an additional 38 matches in cup competitions, scoring on eight occasions.
Born in Birmingham, Ward is capped by Northern Ireland with his eligibility coming through his grandfather. He has a total of 44 caps, 35 of which are senior, scoring six goals. His first senior cap came back in 2011 in a Euro 2012 qualifier, while he was also included in the Euro 2016 squad for the side.
Jamie will wear the Number 13 shirt for the Iron and goes straight into contention for Saturday’s home league encounter against Bradford City.
The signing is subject to EFL and FA ratification.