24 Feb 2012
- Written by Chris Brammer (Ipswich Star)
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CARLOS Edwards has likened his in-form Ipswich Town team-mates to hungry wolves ahead of their hunt for a fifth successive Championship victory at Brighton & Hove Albion tomorrow.
The 33-year-old stand-in skipper has played an integral role in the Blues’ recent upturn in form and he sees no reason why the winning streak can’t continue should Paul Jewell’s side retain their recent hunger.
Tomorrow’s opponents go into the game having yet to lose at home in 2012 but, with Town third in the Championship form table, Edwards has predicted a tough time for Gus Poyet’s men should Ipswich maintain their recent level of performance.
“We have a belief and the guys are just like a pack of wolves at the moment,” said the Trinidadian.
“The ball is the prey and the guys go in for the kill when they smell blood – I hope the lads don’t take their foot off the gas just because we have won four games on the trot.
“I can’t say we are safe but that extra hunger has got us looking towards the play-offs now. We have just got to keep scoring goals and keeping clean sheets to get the results and then everything will fall into place.”
In what has been a largely disappointing campaign, another win tomorrow will go a long way to keeping the club’s season alive and could boost Edwards’ own hopes of securing a new deal at Portman Road.
The Trinidad & Tobago international is out of contract in the summer and has yet to be offered a new deal, but he is revelling in his role as stand-in skipper and relishing the prospect of prolonging his career for some time yet.
“I could see me having another couple of seasons. If you look at Ryan Giggs who is still playing at 38, I don’t think I am short of him fitness-wise,” said Edwards.
“But it is all about how your body is and I am injury-free at the minute, I feel good and I am doing my best every week. I am hoping to stay like that for a few more years.
“I am still learning (playing at right-back) and the manager is teaching me a few things and I can only get better, and I will get better.”