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‘I think there is a lot more to come from me personally’ - Edwards on his start to life at Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 13:52 10 September 2018

Gwion Edwards celebrates his goal against Norwich.    Picture: STEVE WALLER

Gwion Edwards celebrates his goal against Norwich. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Winger Gwion Edwards believes Ipswich Town fans have not seen the best of him yet despite an impressive start to life at Portman Road.

The Welshman, signed from Peterborough for a fee in the region of £700,000, scored within five minutes of his debut against Blackburn in August and again in the 1-1 draw with rivals Norwich at Portman Road.

The 25-year-old, arguably the most impressive of Paul Hurst’s summer signings so far, believes he and his side have still got more to give and insists a first victory under Hurst is not far away.

“It’s been great but I think there is a lot more to come from me personally,” he said.

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“Everyone’s been very welcoming and I think I’ve started well. There’s more to come but I’m really enjoying my football.

“That’s the same for us as a team as well so I’m looking forward to it.

“If we were getting battered on the pitch then I think people would be starting to worry but we have played some good football and a few little things have gone against us.

“That happens in football but we just have to stick together, keep playing the way we’re playing and it’s going to come.”

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Edwards is one of a dozen new players to have arrived at Portman Road this summer, with the Welshman happy to have competition for places and to have time to gel during the international break.

“It’s always nice to have a little break, to rest up and those who have knocks can get back to 100 per cent and then hit the ground running again,” he said.

“It’s always a boost when new faces and new voices come into the team and also gives the competition for place which makes everyone come together and push.

“It means everyone pushes and gives everything because they know places are up for grabs. You have to do everything you can to keep one.”

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Jon Walters and Matthew Pennington both arrived in the final days before the window for loan transfers closed at the end of August, with Edwards believing both men gave the squad a real boost.

“It’s brilliant to have him here,” he said of Walters.

“He came in and trained with us (before the game with Norwich) and he has fitted straight in. He’s a really good player and good to have around.

“It’s the same with Matt Pennington. He’s come straight in and put in a top display.”

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