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Carlos Edwards on his return against Peterborough

DEFENDER Carlos Edwards is happy to be dubbed Millwall’s lucky charm, as their revival has coincided with his return.

The right-back missed 11 months of football after a horrific triple injury almost a year to the day tomorrow.

Edwards’ return to the side has coincided with three wins on the bounce - after they had gone five matches without a victory without him in the side.

And he wants that run to continue against boss Neil Harris’ hometown club Southend tomorrow.

Edwards said: “Everyone is calling me the lucky charm! Who’s to know why I am?

“One player can make a big difference, or even two players - you never know. Maybe the guys just see me as the calm, collected, relaxed Carlos and they see for themselves how I can fit into my role on the pitch.

“I tend to speak positively and I want to roll on now - Saturday can’t come too soon for me.

“The spirit with the boys right now in the dressing room and the staff - you can see for yourselves, and the fans are loving it at the moment.

“They travelled all the way up to Port Vale and even up to Crewe.

“I’m the Fossil. It would be very unfair for me with the experience I have not to pass on my knowledge to the other guys. I tend to give them small tips. I don’t tend to be the dad or someone that I’m not. I just try to be me and me is the person you see on pitch.

“That’s what I’ve been working on for the last 11 months. I didn’t want to just work in the gym to get back fit to be a squad player.”

Neil Harris said: "The attributes Carlos possesses are experience, calmness and knowledge, which are crucial in the dressing room.

"But he is also a very good footballer.

"Our three wins have coincided with the return of him, Aiden O’Brien and Nadjim Abdou and we are more settled as a team.

"But this squad as a whole is a small, tight-knit group who work hard for each other - and push each other as well."