Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 5°C

Search
Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Former Ipswich Town skipper Carlos Edwards: I’ll be giving my all at Woodbridge

PUBLISHED: 09:44 11 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:44 11 January 2018

Carlos Edwards, back in Suffolk and outside Ipswich Town FC.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Carlos Edwards, back in Suffolk and outside Ipswich Town FC. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Former Ipswich Town captain Carlos Edwards is looking forward to bringing his experience to Woodbridge Town, and says he still takes every game ‘very seriously’.

The Trinidad & Tobago international, 39, who played almost 100 times for the Caribbean island, including in the 2006 World Cup Finals, as well as more than 170 times for the Blues, is back living in Ipswich after a spell in his homeland.

He’s looking forward to getting involved in coaching, as well playing for the Woodpeckers.

It’s a new challenge, but the amiable Edwards – a big crowd favourite with Town fans during his time in Suffolk – can’t wait to get going.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Edwards said.

“I’m glad to be part of it, as a team they (Woodbridge) are doing well, long may it continue. I just hope I don’t jinx it!

“I am going to be playing with the intention to help these guys. I’m not here to put pressure on them, some may feel a little intimidated by me, being an ex-pro. You can see it. But the more I speak to them, the more they know me.

Carlos Edwards, in action for Town against Yeovil at Portman Road.Carlos Edwards, in action for Town against Yeovil at Portman Road.

“The way I see it, it would be unfair that having had such a long career I can’t give something back. It would be a bit selfish on my part.”

Edwards is still awaiting international clearance from Trinidad before he can make his debut for the Notcutts-based team, who are flying high in Thurlow One and look set for promotion back to Step 5.

The former Sunderland, Luton and Wrexham right-sided player has been impressed with what he has seen among the Woodbridge group.

“I took the warm-up the other day and I have trained with the team,” Edwards said.

“Even though they are in a low division to what I have ever played, these guys are passionate and have the talent. Like so many, these guys are taking time out from work and college to train and play and, from what I’ve seen, I don’t see why they can’t step up a division or two.

“They can do something with their careers if they are passionate enough to want it. I can’t wait to play and I take every game very seriously.

Woodbridge's new signing, former Ipswich Town star Carlos Edwards, with club sponsor, Lockdales' Dan Daley. Picture: PAUL LEECHWoodbridge's new signing, former Ipswich Town star Carlos Edwards, with club sponsor, Lockdales' Dan Daley. Picture: PAUL LEECH

“If you get too cocky things can switch very quickly.

“If I don’t get my finger out and play seriously, I know, I’ll be battered. I always go on the pitch with a winning attitude.”

Cole Skuse agrees that his team mate and good friend Luke Chambers has probably taken on too much responsibility as Ipswich Town captain.

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

We’ve ranked the home kits of all 24 Championship teams. So who comes out on top?

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24