Ipswich Town club captain Carlos Edwards has joined Millwall until the end of the season.
The 35-year-old was a regular starter during his first four years at the club, but has made just nine league starts this season (the last of which was the 2-0 home win over Reading on January 25), while he hasn’t been in the matchday squad for the last eight matches.
As a result, manager Mick McCarthy has allowed him to join Millwall until the end of the season, Ian Holloway’s South London side rock-bottom of the Championship table but just three points adrift of safety heading into their final eight matches.
“It’s important for me at this stage of my career to be playing football week-in, week-out,” Edwards told the club website. “When I heard Millwall were keen to take me, I jumped at the chance to go there and play games.
“I wish Ipswich well and I hope when I come back to the club at the end of the season that I will be available for the play-offs!”
The bubbly Trinidad and Tobago international is out of contract this summer and recently said he would love to extend his stay at Portman Road. McCarthy says talks will talk place at the end of the campaign, but admitted ‘there comes a time when you have to look to the future’.
“He wants to play games but he’s not done that here lately,” said McCarthy.
“We have other lads in front of him, so it’s an opportunity for Carlos to go out and play some first-team football and we wish him well.”
Edwards was brought to Portman Road by Roy Keane in 2009, joining from Sunderland alongside Grant Leadbitter in a combined £4m deal. He has made 170 starts and 21 sub appearances for the Blues, scoring 10 goals.