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Edwards Linked With Wigan Move
Thursday, 10th Jun 2021 10:45

Blues winger Gwion Edwards is reportedly set to join Wigan Athletic on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old Welshman was out of contract at the end of 2020/21 with Town having taken a one-year option on his deal the previous summer.

Edwards, who joined Town from Peterborough in the summer of 2018 for £700,000, was offered new terms last month, while the MK Dons, Preston and Sunderland had previously been credited with interest in the former Swansea trainee.

Now, the EADT is reporting that Edwards is set to leave the Blues with Wigan his expected destination.

Edwards, one of Paul Hurst’s Town recruits, made 82 starts and 27 sub appearances for the Blues, scoring 14 times.

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osborne1nil added 10:50 - Jun 10
On his day a decent player but sadly didn't have his day often enough and seemed to get lost in many games. Wish him luck if he moves on but hopefully Cook has lined up a stronger more consistent player for him. Would of been nice for Town to have got a few quid for the sell on though, which is why I guess he was offered an extension?

Colin_Viljoen added 10:52 - Jun 10
Yes for Gwion

brendenward35 added 10:54 - Jun 10
Sounds like a Wigan player maybe on his way to Portman Road, or was his contract up or did we trigger the 1 year extension?

ArnieM added 10:57 - Jun 10
👋 hurry up and go .

Suffolkboy added 10:58 - Jun 10
Evidence of potential never realised ,and sadly too often didn’t look physically up to the task and challenge ! That, however , could be said of many others for whatever reason .
Best of luck GE , come alive ,do well and enjoy your football .

DutchTractorboy added 10:59 - Jun 10
I think there's a decent player in him somewhere. But if he doesn't want to be part of this new era, then good luck to him. We both move on.

Europablue added 11:01 - Jun 10
osborne1nil It was probably made clear by the terms that he was offered how much he was wanted. It's unlikely that any player would sign an extension to be sold. In some instances, it is the option of the club to extend without having to agree new terms (such as in Bishop's) case, so then it would make sense to extend for a sell-on fee.
I imagine Cook genuinely wants him at the club, but maybe as a squad player. He probably has alternatives in mind, but that's probably plan B.

BlueBlood90 added 11:01 - Jun 10
Turn the lights off on your way out.

cromwellblue added 11:01 - Jun 10
He didn't have the one year extension, so available to the best offer.

Agree with first comment, good on his day, just not enough of them.

This window is about getting a squad together with the right attitude and that can play the formation the manager wants.

No surprise it's the midfield where we are seeing the first arrivals. Definitely adding some much needed physicality to this area.

Fatboy added 11:09 - Jun 10
To be fair, he had more good days than most of his team mates and did at least chip in with a few goals. He should prove to be a good signing for Wigan.

OwainG1992 added 11:14 - Jun 10
I think some are being a tad harsh and arguably rude.
I think it's the right move for him and for us.
Ideally we may get to go for the lad Owen Dale from Crewe.
But the comments on twitter particularly are disgusting.
He did get some goals for us and it isn't like he was Larsen Toure!

Theipswich added 11:17 - Jun 10
Not a loss by any means...

sharpshooter added 11:20 - Jun 10
Going forward at times he looked great but the important final ball when crossing was very hit and miss and no consistency. He found form cutting in from the flank and driving into the box to score but again this was not replicated enough. The crucial bit was his lack of defensive discipline, often leaving gaps behind for opponents to exploit and did not learn to do so even with managers bawling at him.

Not too fussed about him moving on based upon all of the above.

TractorRoyNo1 added 11:33 - Jun 10

heathen66 added 11:33 - Jun 10
I think he is a decent player but unfortunately not played enough where he would be most effective
Too often found covering defensively for the RB (perhap that is what people are saying when they say he went missing offensively ???) when he was most effective going forward on the left hand side.
IMO this is a mistake as I rate Edwards as an attacking force.
Also it is difficult creating things with only one player in the opponents penalty box which unfortunately was too often the case !!!

chepstowblue added 11:38 - Jun 10
We didn't get the best out of him, but that's probably our fault and not his. There's definitely a very good footballer in there. I'd imagine that had he stayed at Peterborough he'd have shone over the last few seasons. I'll not start insulting him, as there are 20 or 30 (many still at the club) who are far more deserving of any vitriol.

tractorshark added 11:56 - Jun 10
Edwards is a decent player on his day but wildly inconsistent.
I watched him at Crawley and he looked superb at times and dreadful at others.
And that’s why he’s nowhere near the Prem and probably never will be.
I wouldn’t have been unhappy if we’d kept him because I think he could thrive with a better midfield.
But it doesn’t break my heart that he appears to be leaving and, let’s be honest, you can say that about pretty much all of last season’s squad.

ArnieM added 12:00 - Jun 10
For me , he clearly didn’t want to stay. Under the new regime. Too much like hard work , and didn’t want competition for his place, and is IMO chasing the money …… all said and done, he’s not good enough for this Club, and I’m surprised we even offered him a new contract.

bluesteal74 added 12:09 - Jun 10
Of course I wish GE well but at the same time I'd rather we only had players here that wanted to be here. Hopefully we'll get more signings like the 2 we've already got players that seem like they do want to be here and there up to the task of a promotion push 2021/22 COYB

BurleysGloryDays added 12:31 - Jun 10
Has good games, no doubt will have some good games for Wigan. Also as others have said can really struggle to make his presence felt and can go missing.

For me, the fact he wanted away was enough to immediately make me switch off from him. Bye.

1psw1ch added 12:55 - Jun 10
Best of luck in your new adventure and thanks gwion for you service to ipswich,,,

blues1 added 12:55 - Jun 10
Chepstowblue. U say had he stayed at peterborough, u imagine hed have shone over the past 4 years? So why did they sell him then, if he was that good? He was an ok player, but nothing more. All those going on about where he was played, need to remember that he started his career as a right wing back. Flattered to receive imo. After a good start at the club where he went past the full back, he then stopped doing so, or even trying to. Whether that was from being instructed not to, or due to a lack of confidence I dont know. There is a decent player in there though and I wish him luck for the future.

PortmanTerrorist added 13:05 - Jun 10
The most consistently, inconsistent player in recent ITFC history. How does someone go missing for games on end and be unplayable in another run of games? Suggests the issue is in the head rather than talent, and PC would have lost patience with him quickly come his first (inevitable) dip in form next season, and with better options to come in and play, he likely would not have been trusted to get back in. Gwion probably knows this better himself and so wish him well, probably for the best if true, and with thanks for those moments when he was on song.

Cloddyseedbed added 13:07 - Jun 10
For me he couldn't cross, couldn't take freekicks and couldn't get corners over the 1st man. No doubting he has the skill but his attitude for hard work was missing, like many others at the club last season, wasn't up to the challenge. I hope he finds another club where he doesn't have to work too hard. Lets hope Paul Cook will replace him with a skillfull, hard working committed player who can do all that is asked consistently.

inghamspur added 13:32 - Jun 10
He'll probably bang in a hat trick when he plays against us, knowing our luck

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