Ward shrugs off speculation
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jamie Ward has reaffirmed his commitment to Torquay.
Jamie Ward has reaffirmed his commitment to Torquay after press reports recently linked the player with a move away from Plainmoor.
Ward has made a big impression in League Two after joining the club from Aston Villa in the summer - Ward is currently The Gulls' top scorer with seven goals in all competitions.
The player is keen to work under new Torquay boss Lubos Kubik.
"I want to see what the new coach has to offer," Ward told the club's official website.
"The reason I signed for the club was because of Ian Atkins, he phoned me everyday last summer.
"It doesn't bother me that Torquay is a small club, if it was the case of signing for the biggest club, I would have signed for Stockport County.
"Basically I just want to carry on playing football."
Meanwhile, striker Mickey Evans has confirmed his retirement from the professional game.
The former Plymouth player, 33, also had spells with Southampton, West Bromwich Albion and Bristol Rovers and will continue to take an interest in his old club.
"I will be looking out for Torquay's results and Plymouth's results as they were the two local clubs who I have played for," said Evans.