I want to stay at Ipswich Town - Carlos Edwards

STAND-IN skipper Carlos Edwards has revealed his desire to stay at Ipswich Town and has not ruled out taking a pay-cut in order to remain at Portman Road.

The 33-year-old right-back has been one of Town’s most consistent performers this campaign and has captained the side for the last two games, in the absence of the fit-again Ibrahima Sonko.

However, the Trinidad & Tobago international has yet to be offered a new contract by the club despite the fact he has been a mainstay as a makeshift defender since Paul Jewell’s arrival just over a year ago.

“I would love to stay, I am happy here and most importantly, my family are happy here,” said Edwards.

“I am not the only player out of contract in the summer but I think it is a big thing because maybe I am one of the more consistent players.

“People will look at it and might think why doesn’t the club sign him up instead of letting it drag on but I am just concentrating on my football at the moment.

“I would consider a pay-cut, maybe not many players would say that, but I would have to weigh up my options because I have a family to look after. If they are happy, then the football takes care of itself. If they are not happy, then you might take that into work and not do things the right way.”

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Edwards will hope to lead the Blues out for the third time in a row tomorrow when Town go in search of their fifth straight Championship victory.

He believes, that providing the defence does its job, Paul Jewell’s side will have an excellent chance of taking all three points back from the south coast.

“Once we do our defensive duties I know for a fact that we will score a few goals,” said Edwards.

“That is my main aim, to keep a clean sheet and we (defence) must do our own jobs before we do other people’s.”