Gary Hamilton: I played to I was 40 so Sean Ward could play until he's 45!

Gary Hamilton says Sean Ward has a chance of playing until he's 45 as he praised the experienced defender for the way he continues to go about his business.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 1:53 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th April 2021, 1:54 pm

The Glenavon boss's comments may have been slightly tongue-in-cheek as he compared his own long career with that of Ward's.

But Hamilton certainly feels the 37-year-old, who has been there and bought the t-shirt in terms of the Irish League, still has plenty to offer in the top flight.

"Sean's fitness levels are unbelievable," said the Lurgan Blues boss.

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"He is a credit to himself and an example to any young player.

"If we do any running in training Sean is always at the top.

"He looks after himself, and you have to do that at any level of football now.

"You have to put in the hard work, eat the right food and do extra work away from training. He does that and that's why he's playing at 37.

"I played to 40 and didn't look after myself so if he's looking after himself he's a chance of playing until he's 45!"



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