January 12 2013
Town boss Mick McCarthy has hailed Ipswich Town skipper Carlos Edwards, describiing the former Trinidad & Tobago internatonal midfielder as different class.
The former Sunderland player has missed very few games since joining the club, leading him to clock up over 150 matches between signing in the summer of 2009 and the start of the current season, but was however given a break for last week's FA Cup game against Aston Villa, something McCarthy feels he deserved.
“I gave him a break because he has been different class. He has played four games in two weeks and he has been fab." McCarthy was quoted as saying in the local press recently.
“It was the same with Guirane N’Daw and the same with Chambo – I could have tossed a coin between him and Tommy Smith (on who to give a break) last week. The fact Patrick is right-footed, I played him.
“If Tyrone Mings hadn’t been cup-tied, I would have played him instead of Cressie as well. They will feel a bit fresher going into the Cardiff game now.”
Edwards' contract at Portman Road expires at the end of the season, but it is believed that there is an option to extend the contract for a further year should Edwards appear in a set number of games.
Our second opinion piece 'Standing Out in the Crowd' can be found here