Carlos Edwards on the verge of signing new Ipswich Town contract
CARLOS Edwards is on the verge of signing a new contract at Ipswich Town.
The 33-year-old Trinidadian – easily Town’s most consistent performer this season – once again put in a tireless display at right-back in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Hull City, making some crucial blocks at the end.
Asked about his skipper’s contract – which is due to expire in June – Jewell said after the game: “I think he’s been discussing it with Simon (Clegg) and as far as I’m aware things are moving on.
“That will hopefully be one contract out the way.”
The EADT understands that Edwards is ready to agree to a significant pay-cut, but will receive a bigger appearance bonus. The one-year deal will also entitle him to a second year if he starts a set number of games – that figure still being negotiated.
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“He’s 33 but he’s got the fitness levels of a 23-year-old,” said Jewell. “Defensively he’s got better and he’s been very consistent for us this season.”
Meanwhile, Jewell dismissed speculation that versatile Portsmouth player Joel Ward – a player the club unsuccessfully negotiated with in January – was on the verge of joining the club on loan.
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“I think Portsmouth are contacting teams,” said Jewell “But we’ve not made contact with Portsmouth.”