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Jewell Confident Carson Will Sign
Jewell Confident Carson Will Sign
Friday, 10th Feb 2012 08:43

Town boss Paul Jewell says he’s confident that midfielder Josh Carson will sign his new contract with the Blues. The Northern Irish international’s agent Kevin Moran was due to meet the Town manager on Monday but the meeting was cancelled because of the wintry weather.

Jewell said: “I was supposed to meet him on Monday but he couldn’t get here because of the snow. We’ll definitely meet up one day next week.

“There’s still a little bit of work to do but I don’t think it will be a huge problem. I had a meeting with one of his agents at Milsoms a couple of weeks ago and Kevin was supposed to come and see me on Monday but he couldn’t because of the weather and on Tuesday I wasn’t here. I don’t envisage it being a major problem and I’m confident that it’ll be done.”

Carson, 18, has been offered a two-year deal with an option for a third season.

He says that while there are nine other players currently out of contract none of them appears in any hurry to have their futures sorted: “Similar to last year, the players are not knocking on my door and don’t seem to be sulking about it, they’re just getting on with it.

“It’s not an ideal situation for everybody but it’s the way it is and the most important thing is not my contract, not my players’ contracts, no one’s contracts, just making sure that we get up the league and finish the season strongly.”

Carlos Edwards was reported to be frustrated that he hadn’t been offered new terms as yet but Jewell says he has spoken to the 33-year-old, who he believes is fine with the situation: “I had a chat with Carlos last week and I told him that the best thing for him to do to get a new deal or to get a better deal is to play well.

“Carlos was cool with that. You wouldn’t expect Carlos to be anything other than laidback about it. There’s no big drama to it. We’d like to keep him and I think he’d like to stay.

“We offered him a contract last year and he decided to turn that down and take his chance this year, so we’ll see where we end up.”

The Liverpudlian says he’s been impressed with the way the Trinidadian has coped with his off-field issues: “This season’s been quite a unique season for problems and I think one of Carlos’s strengths is that he doesn’t seem to let things worry him.

“He’s just got that laidback attitude and he’s said that when he goes on the pitch all his problems are forgotten. We’d like to keep him but we’ll have to see where we get to with the negotiations.”

Meanwhile, Jewell confessed he didn’t know off the top of his head the terms which would trigger the second season option on veteran midfielder Lee Bowyer’s deal and whether a set appearance figure was involved as per Jason Scotland’s contract.

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bontcho added 08:49 - Feb 10
Did PJ's pants set alight when he said that last paragraph?!? He must know.

blue added 08:50 - Feb 10
Pen to paper josh, cmon boys ragged boro tired from extra time ipswich 3-1 winners .

victorywilhappen added 09:00 - Feb 10
His blood sucking agent is his problem.

muhrensleftfoot added 09:15 - Feb 10
So PJ spoke to "one of his agents". Unbelievable, how many agents does a teenage reserve Championship footballer need?

village_blue added 09:25 - Feb 10
PJ is more confident of Carson signing than I am at the moment.If he's involved in the match day squad I can't see him signing!

newboy added 09:40 - Feb 10
Only 1 person to blame for this PJ playing games with him not blood sucking agents !!!!!!!!! if the boy had been treated fairly by PJ he would have signed by now dropping him because he has not signed is not going to make him think he should stay here and play for the fool

irishtim added 09:51 - Feb 10
Sign up josh you can have a big future at portman road.

Behind_Enemy_Lines added 10:13 - Feb 10
He is only going to sign if he gets played if not he will take his chances elsewhere how everyone sees this apart from our incompetent manager, IMO I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't sign and will go along with Leadboots, Scotland and Edwards. Just like last season with G mac and Norris PJ thought he could get better through the door in the summer not the blarney about 2 year wanting 3 year deal. And look what happened to that still no Cb after a year in charge !!!!

Garv added 11:47 - Feb 10
If Carson has any sense he'll know he WILL get his chance so would be stupid not to sign.

The fact is at this moment Murphy is ahead of him and righty so.

righty added 13:55 - Feb 10
Typical Jewell dont know of release clause in bowyer contract just another lie as for Carson he should go to a club that knows talent when they see it JEWELL OUT

Garv added 16:27 - Feb 10
Righty try reading the article

newtownfan13 added 17:36 - Feb 10
PJ should take a leaf out of Boro's book and play the youth!!!!. Carson should at least be on the bench for tomorrows match. That would give him the confidence to want to sign otherwise,why would he want to get into a contract when he is not getting games. Get him on the pitch at Portman Road PJ he is a player with pace and width and the desire to wear the Ipswich Town football shirt and IMO, deservedly so...........

flashblue added 06:22 - Feb 11
It the not playing that puts pressure on him to sign.

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