The centre half who headed City through to the FA Cup Fifth Round after coming on as a substitute against Torquay United is concerned about his shaprness ahead of City's game with Cardiff City at the Ricoh Arena on Wednesday night.
"I want to play but am not sure I will be ready for it," said Ward after his first outing after over coming a knee injury to the CT.
"My fitness does not feel too bad but it is my sharpness that I have to work on. The lads have done well without me so if I don't play I will thoroughly understand.
"Stephen Wright is a natural centre half so he tells us and he has done very well there. Ben Turner put in some great blocks on Saturday.
"The lads have done very well while I have been out and I didn't expect to get back in the team. But hopefully, I have given the manager a headache - and my goal might go in my favour too."
"Ten days ago I didn't think I would have had a chance to play in the Cup because it wasn't looking that great for January at all. "But I went to see another specialist for an injection and it worked marvels and got me back a bit sooner than we thought.
"I was just happy to be involved and to go on the bench was a big thing. I didn't expect to start at all and I didn't expect to get on, so to come back and score the winner was great.
Scott Dann has reported no problems with his shoulder and is also back in contention for a start.