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CARLOS EDWARDS ON TOWN'S CAMPAIGN

6 February 2020

Former Blue features on Friday Night Show and discusses Town's fortunes this term, as well as his personal highlights during his time at Portman Road.

Carlos Edwards thinks Town need to add consistency to their game but is still backing Paul Lambert’s side to achieve promotion this season.

The former Blues winger and skipper features on this week’s Friday Night Show, and spoke to iFollow Ipswich about all things Town.

“I would still back Town to get promoted, but they need to add consistency to their game,” he said.

“It’s been a bit too much of a rollercoaster season, in terms of ups and downs, so they need to go back to being lethal in both boxes. They should be ruthless at both ends of the pitch. Managers used to say to me ‘if we can’t score, you make sure they don’t score’ and at the moment it’s not quite like that.

“The defence complements the attack and vice versa. If the defence can keep a clean sheet then the strikers and midfielders know they don’t have a choice but to deliver goals. The same way if the strikers are scoring the defenders complement them by keeping clean sheets or at least limiting the goals conceded. If one is doing their job then the other side of the team has to do theirs too. The guys need to believe in themselves and be harder in my opinion.

“Sunderland are another rollercoaster team. We can talk about Town being inconsistent but it’s happening throughout the league. Wycombe are another example. I think it’s only a matter of time before something clicks with teams, and I think one will be Town, and a top two then becomes clearer.”

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Carlos also spoke about his personal highlights during his time at Town, including a memorable night under the Portman Road lights against The Gunners in 2011.

"The year we reached the semi-finals of the League Cup was special," the former Trinidad and Tobago international added.

"It seems to be a natural thing that if a team isn't doing too well in the league, they put a cup run together - like Wigan and Portsmouth did in the FA Cup.

"Beating Arsenal at Portman Road was great but unfortunately we didn't cross the finish line.

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"When you look at the team they had, it was amazing. Cesc Fabregas was there and players that had won plenty of trophies no doubt.

"They would say they were going up against 'small Ipswich' but they didn't know what they were coming in to. We knew what we had to do and we were very successful in the first leg of course."

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See the full interview with Carlos on tommorow's Friday Night Show on iFollow Ipswich. The show also features Alan Judge taking on the Colescorer Challenge and Janoi Donacien previewing Town's trip to Sunderland this weekend. For more info on iFollow click here.


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