A wing but no prayer for right-back Edwards

Carlos Edwards has got an itch.

But it is one that he is unlikely to scratch in the short-term after Paul Jewell seemingly extinguished his hopes of moving back up the pitch.

Ipswich’s troublesome right midfield spot, which saw skipper Grant Leadbitter try his hand at Blackpool last week, has seen many Town fans identify Edwards as the solution.

And while he might not completely admit it, the man himself seems to think he has some unfinished business when it comes to playing on the right wing.

Edwards said: “I’m itching (to play there), but at the same time I am enjoying playing right back.

“Since the gaffer has come in, I have played midfield once – against Millwall in his first game in charge. Only the gaffer will know his plans and what he wants to do and how he goes about it. You never know, come Monday I might get the nod.”

That was Edwards speaking on Wednesday night, but Jewell quickly dampened down his hopes just 36 hours later during the pre-Coventry City press conference.

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The Town boss said: “Fans are entitled to their opinions and they have been fantastic but I see players day-in, day-out and I think he is our best option at right back.”

Regardless of his position, Edwards believes he has finally hit match sharpness after admitting he struggled through pre-season.

“I feel good now. For some reason, I think maybe I was a little too relaxed before pre-season - even the manager said that to me,” he added.

“I was just not getting a good vibe. I’m not going to make any excuses – I should have got off my rear a bit earlier and starting doing things before pre-season.”