Carlos: ‘This is what it’s all about’

BRING ’em on’ is the message today from Blues midfielder Carlos Edwards.

Joint Championship leaders Queens Park Rangers (Tuesday) and Cardiff City (Saturday) visit Portman Road before the end of the week when the three sides in the division with unbeaten records clash head-on.

Edwards sees it all as a positive, saying: “It’s a great time to be playing the top teams.

“There’s no better time and there’s no better option than to be at home with our fans behind us.

“This is what it is all about. The three best teams are not at the top by luck.

“Come Saturday night we will see who has got what it takes to be top of the table and I’m relishing the games.

“We’re making things happen this year before they happen against us.

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“And this was proved in our opening game when last season Tommy Smith’s deflected equalising goal would probably have gone for a goal kick.”

Town manager Roy Keane will see how his players are in training today before naming his side to face Neil Warnock’s QPR tomorrow.

Keane said: “Darren O’Dea was suffering with his knee problem at half time on Saturday so he has to be a doubt.

“I was pleased that Mark Kennedy got 20 minutes under his belt and that we saw Connor Wickham back as well in a cameo role.

“They were up for a return and I was happy to leave it until the last minute - and when you can name seven substitutes having them on the bench is not a big gamble.

“I’ll see whose ready when the players come in today and then look as what side to pick to face Rangers.“

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