REACTION: Carlos Edwards finds the right locker at Ipswich Town

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Ipswich v Birmingham: Carlos Edwards was delighted to end the Blues’ home campaign on a high and play his part in the 3-1 victory over Birmingham.

The veteran midfielder set Town on the way to three points with a superb strike from 30 yards, on six minutes, that left England Under-21 goalkeeper Jack Butland grasping at fresh air.

He then played a pivotal role in the remainder of the game, his work-rate and endeavour spurring on the rest of the team, and watched as goals from Luke Chambers and Daryl Murphy sealed the three points that made Ipswich mathematically safe from the drop with one game to go.

“I have been looking in the wrong locker for goals all season, but recently I have found the right one,” said Edwards, whose side moved up to 11th in the Championship table.

“Once I have scored one that tends to give me more belief and I have now got three this season. Hopefully I can add one or two more (at Burnley) next week.”

Town’s goals came from all areas of the team, something that has been lacking for most of the season and Edwards believes that, coupled with Town preparing for their first full season under Mick McCarthy, augers well.

“Goals are coming from all areas now and it is an overall team effort. When I say team, I mean the management too and the technical staff,” Edwards added.

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“We will go away for the summer but when we return, it will mark the manager’s first pre-season and whoever he brings in, it will be positive.

“He has not waved a magic wand since he’s been here, he has just been himself, but has given the guys an extra spark and got us doing the basics right.”

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