Millwall boss: The door isn't shut on Carlos Edwards

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CARLOS Edwards will resume training with Millwall as soon as he recovers from injury, according to boss Neil Harris.

The 36-year-old Trinidad and Tobago international made just eight league appearances last season before suffering knee ligament damage in September.

But Harris is positive about his prognosis.

“Carlos is great,” he said. “He did really well for us when he was fit. He’s got a really nasty injury but he’s working hard on his rehab.”

“We just said to Carlos, ‘Look, keep rehabbing with us.’ He can do that for as long as he needs to and as soon as he’s fit he comes back and trains with us and we’ll just go from there.

“And if he aspires to staying longer then so be it.

“The door’s not shut on Carlos. We really, really want to help him get back fit and back playing again. Carlos and myself have a great working relationship, really cool, just going week by week really.

Meanwhile, Harris believes there is a significant drop-off in quality between the second and third tier and that Millwall will be targeted by sides looking to take a big scalp next season.

“Nowadays I think there’s a massive gulf between all leagues. Premier League to Championship is huge. Championship to League One is not quite as big, but it won’t be far off.

“There is a step, but League One is hugely competitive, very physical.

“There’s going to be a lot of travelling in the league and because we’re coming down teams will be desperate to beat us.

“Teams will like coming to the Den, to a lovely stadium, but we’ve got to make sure it’s not a very welcoming atmosphere for them and certainly make it a hostile atmosphere on the pitch.”

John Kelly

(@jkelly1882)

18 thoughts on “Millwall boss: The door isn't shut on Carlos Edwards

  • May 19, 2015 at 12:36
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    Get back to playing Carlos but don't rush it mate, and bomber you do your bit and don't you worry about us doing ours, hostile is what their going to get...

    COYL!!!!!!!

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  • May 19, 2015 at 12:49
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    Great to hear that Carlos is still in consideration and if he could get back to full match fitness and wants to stay he would be a great asset to the team on the pitch as well as an asset off the pitch when it comes to showing the youngsters just what it takes to be a 'real professional' footballer

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  • May 19, 2015 at 12:59
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    Hope he does stay with us once he gets back to full fitness. He's a class act.

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  • May 19, 2015 at 13:14
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    He was one of best players those first few games and was a huge blow when he got injured. Might be 36, but if he comes back the same as he was you'd believe he's 26! Seems a top bloke for the younger lads too. Would be stupid to not keep him if he can come back and be the same as he was before. Good luck to him I say

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  • May 19, 2015 at 13:51
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    I reckon Edwards and Abdou in a defensive mid role together would be strong partnership! both love to run and put a tackle in.

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    • May 19, 2015 at 18:02
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      @JD1996:
      No. Just no. Who are you , Holloway? For the record, Edwards has played his whole life at right back or right midfield. And you want to change that? When we have upson, williams, Thompson, powell, who are all natural centre midfielders.

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  • May 19, 2015 at 13:58
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    Would love to see him get back to playing but I sincerely hope we have a more youthful option on the bench. He can only have 1-2 years left in him at best.

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  • May 19, 2015 at 16:16
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    I'm glad Harris cleared that up. I really want him back playing next year, having a good relationship with Harris is a bonus and perhaps he'll resign with us because we aided his recovery?!

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  • May 19, 2015 at 16:21
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    Keep Carlos bomber i still think that he will be a handful for the opposition in league one!COYL!!!

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  • May 19, 2015 at 16:51
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    Just realised we brought in 15 players last season, ALL loans or free transfers. Where was the sense in this? Harris needs to sign about 5 players in this window, but just spend more on them in either wages, transfer fees or both. You get what you pay for, and I'm all for this youth approach, but we still do need some experienced quality to guide those who haven't featured in the first team - next year will be a big shock to the youngsters and to us fans otherwise. Harris can't pin too much hope on the youngsters alone to take us back up, so signings like Edwards (quality) will be what we need to balance this side out, COYL

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  • May 19, 2015 at 17:34
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    Carlos Edwards he had the wow factor in my opinion, he was exciting to watch a player that made a difference in a positive way, just our luck for him to get such a bad injury. I hope he stays with us as a player if he can if not in some other capacity within the club. He brought something special on to the pitch how fast was he for a player of his age and a great character, as I recall he always had a smile on his face if he had not got injured I believe we would still be in the Championship but would that have meant I.H. would still be in charge and the inevitable drop would have come sooner or later and we would've ended up in a worse position than we are now? Who knows? Good luck to you Carlos. I.K.I.A.I.S.I.A. I'm Millwall til I die.

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  • May 19, 2015 at 17:57
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    Can anyone remember that almighty clump Harris gave one of the Huddersfield players in the play off second leg at The Den?
    Based on that, I don't think we'll have to worry about any team he sends out being too soft!

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  • May 19, 2015 at 19:11
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    come back slowly even if it from Christmas - it is a long old season and his experience for the kids could be vital

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  • May 19, 2015 at 19:27
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    thank god!!! best player at the club when fully fit, very unlucky he got such a bad injury so late on in his career. he's a role model for the youngsters to, sign him up neil or someone else will!

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  • May 19, 2015 at 20:51
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    Hope Edwards makes a full recovery and gets back in the team, but injury was a bad one so don't expect too much.
    Good luck Carlos.

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  • May 20, 2015 at 12:49
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    is there such a thing as serial dislikers? ;)

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  • May 20, 2015 at 22:13
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    Great news he was a good player before the injury and an example to his younger team mates when it came to hard work and attitude plus he is also a good player

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