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Town Confirm Edwards Staying to 2014
Thursday, 31st Jan 2013 17:58

Town have confirmed that skipper Carlos Edwards has activated a clause in his contract entitling him to an extra year at Portman Road, as TWTD revealed on Sunday. The Trinidadian will now remain with the Blues until the summer of 2014.

By making his 30th start of the season at Bristol City on Saturday, Edwards triggered the option for a second year which was included in the contract he signed in April.

Meanwhile, Town have said striker Aaron Mclean will stay on loan at Portman Road for the remainder of the season as planned.

On Saturday, Hull City boss Steve Bruce said he was considering recalling the 29-year-old from his spell at Portman Road.

Elsewhere, Bury have signed right-back Carl Regan, suggesting they're unlikely to want Blues defender Jack Ainsley, who has been on trial with the Shakers.

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StuartBrett8 added 18:02 - Jan 31
So he's only staying because of a contract clause, to be honest he hasn't earned a contract from recent performances

marco007 added 18:05 - Jan 31
Mmm he can relax now for the rest of the season!
He really needs to step up as goals and assists for a winger are absolutely abysmal

backinbeige added 18:07 - Jan 31
We've spent today working on this?
Couldn't this have waited until tomorrow?

ChrisMakin2012 added 18:08 - Jan 31
Worst news of the day

hadleighboyblue added 18:09 - Jan 31
lucky fella , if he had been dropped which his performances this year deserved , he wouldn't have had the option of an extension

kerryblue added 18:12 - Jan 31
Why dont they give Jet and Chopra extensions also and then we can keep all the rubbish

casanovacrow added 18:13 - Jan 31
just hope Mick doesn't see him as a first team regular.
it's going to be planning for a 0-0 for the rest of season by the looks. joys

BotesdaleBlue added 18:13 - Jan 31
Three months ago I would have been genuinely pleased to hear this news. I'm afraid I don't feel too happy about it now.

I just don't know what has happened to him, as we all wanted him pushed forward on the right, but it just has not happened for him and if anything, he is looking worse by the game.

jas0999 added 18:15 - Jan 31
Edwards always gives 110% - but we can now do better. By no means a bad signing, but it's not really happening for him. Need some re-enforcements.

hadleighboyblue added 18:24 - Jan 31
I wonder if that's on good money , or is it on a reduced wage that his performances this year deserve

itfc_nik added 18:29 - Jan 31
its amazing how fickle we are, was only a couple months ago he was hailed as a class player for us.

StowTractorBoy added 18:31 - Jan 31
No ones fault but the Club who gives a 34 year old an option for another year although to be fair, last season he looked to be our quickest player. This season he has to be frank been woeful and his legs seem to have gone. Apart from one super run and cross against Burnley he has provided little or no service to our strikers. All I can say is JET must be woeful in training if he is not better than Edwards.

itfcjc added 18:34 - Jan 31
Get rid
He's no good anymore

Notts_tractor added 18:43 - Jan 31
Oh great. I log on to see news of perhaps an unexpected bonus signing and read this instead.

WickedBlue added 18:47 - Jan 31
Damn I hate ignorant Ipswich supporters who show no loyalty to long serving players. The clause was I his contract he is entitled to trigger it. I swear some of you are worst than scum supporters!

Moscow_Blue added 18:52 - Jan 31
Ummm. I like him but have doubts about his leadership and motivational qualities and his recent performances have been decidedly average. I think it is time for a change on the right (and left) of midfield. Will be interested to see Wordsworth on Saturday - is he poetry in motion?

miltonsnephew added 18:59 - Jan 31
Carlos Edwards is not to blame for getting this contract, it's a combination of Clegg and the managers who have played him this season.

It sounds like the contract automatically gets activated once Carlos had played 30 games!
And why if Ipswich have used him for 30 games why shouldn't a 34 year old activate the the extra year?? I'm sure it's on above average wage, and to be fair he hasn't played that great and I'm sure he wouldn't of got the contract were paying him elsewhere!
Not Micks fault he hasn't got many other options!!!

JackITFC96 added 19:55 - Jan 31
Love super edwarda

arc added 19:56 - Jan 31
Good news. It 's good to have consistency around the club with all the comings and goings we've had over the last few years.

ormey75 added 20:06 - Jan 31
just when you thought things couldnt get anyworse

RegencyBlue added 20:11 - Jan 31
In all honesty I cannot say I am pleased about this because he is arguably getting worse by the week!

Having said that the clause to his contract was freely entered into by ITFC so there cannot be any complaints if he has activated it.

wayway added 20:29 - Jan 31
What a waste of time and money. Instead of giving dross like him another year we should be clearing out the players who have put us in the position we are in now. Martin and Chopra should follow Scotland and Ellington up the road. Just reflect on where we are in the league now and where we have finished the last two seasons if you belive these players are worth keeping

TimmyH added 20:42 - Jan 31
hhmmmmm...strange how he's lost form, the last 2 times I saw him last year he was easily our best player. Just hope he's not clock watching now until his contract runs out.
Hope he rediscovers his touch!

coyb99 added 21:00 - Jan 31

village_blue added 21:46 - Jan 31
Should think that Carlos is like a cat that got the cream after triggering the clause in his contract as his performances this season have been well below par and he's lucky that he's made 30 appearances to trigger the clause.

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