Edwards to play for Millwall in behind-closed-doors friendly

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CARLOS Edwards is scheduled to play for Millwall in a behind-closed-doors friendly next week.

The 36-year-old defender had been out for eight months after suffering knee ligament damage in September and was due to play in an U21’s friendly against Kingstonian last Tuesday.

Edwards was kept out of the side as a precaution after picking up a groin strain in training.

And Millwall manager Neil Harris has said the Trinidadian is still going to get the chance to prove his fitness with a view to the defender earning a new contract.

“Carlos is still with us,” Harris said. “He's had a niggling groin injury, it was a little set back before the Kingstonian game.

“He's done every session of pre-season and he's ahead of schedule to where we thought he would be.

“We planned for him to get half an hour in the Kingstonian game but he had a tight groin.

“The decision was made not to play him because he's been out injured for eight months, so why take a risk?

“He has been back in training this week with a view to getting minutes in a friendly next week.”

Harris added: “He will have an opportunity to prove his fitness to himself, as well as to us, in order to try and earn a contract. He’s been out for a long time with a nasty injury.

“His desire to get back fit has been phenomenal at his age, he still has the same ability he had before his injury.

“Carlos needs to prove to himself, and to me, that he is still capable of playing.

“Once he does that, we will see where it goes from there.”

Jay Taylor

(@jay_taylor18)

49 thoughts on “Edwards to play for Millwall in behind-closed-doors friendly

  • July 29, 2015 at 09:09
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    Could be like a new signing.
    NH is right - easy does it.
    Will be a great assistance to the all the young guys.
    Best of luck Carlos - we all believe you'll come back good.

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  • July 29, 2015 at 09:33
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    Carlos is a good pro and if fit he will be a real asset to our defence. He shouldn't have any problems in this league. A positive at last.

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  • July 29, 2015 at 09:37
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    Good luck Carlos and so great to have you back, you'll feel like a new signing after so long out.

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  • July 29, 2015 at 09:39
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    Fingers crossed Carlos, definitely a great addition to the squad if fit. This lad could make a decent CB if his pace is affected. Very cool under pressure and lovely technique.

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  • July 29, 2015 at 09:56
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    Like many have said; it will be like a new signing if we can get him back playing anywhere near the level he played at the end of the season before last. May be a coincidence, but it all seemed to go downhill last season around the time he got injured.

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  • July 29, 2015 at 10:10
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    Watch out,watch out, there`s a wally about.
    Coco on Sky now after signing for them.
    Had to happen as he will never get a Managers job again.

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    • July 29, 2015 at 10:41
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      @Longfield Lion: i know mate i was in a sports bar in benidorm and his ugly mug came on..lucky theres so many bars in that resort

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  • July 29, 2015 at 10:17
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    Good luck Carlos, hope you come back strong, you have so much to offer both on & off the pitch

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  • July 29, 2015 at 10:43
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    People say it could be like a new signing..now i might be wrong but didn't his contract expire

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  • July 29, 2015 at 10:47
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    I would have liked to see carlos play alongside sid nelson as i am sure he would have given sid a lot of good advice on when to go for a ball and when not to,but who know's if carlos get's fit he will be a big plus for us and in particular for the youngster's.
    Finger's crossed all round on this one.

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  • July 29, 2015 at 11:02
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    I've got to say that this guy (before his injury), must have been one of the fittest 35/36 year olds I've seen play, not to mention his calmness and ability on the ball. Let's hope he is as good and now as before his injury! If so he will be a massive addition to our squad!

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  • July 29, 2015 at 11:14
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    well this will lead everyone to the same question

    Can he play up front?

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  • July 29, 2015 at 11:24
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    Hope eight months has not been to long for him but he would be a good addition to the squad if he is given a contract hope he doesn't get injured on Tuesday trying to hard to prove he is fit ,good luck carlos

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  • July 29, 2015 at 11:45
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    So we are going to have a rugby match at the den in September ho well there goes the pitch.
    http://www.millwallfc.co.uk/news/article/millwall-the-den-wigan-warriors-catalans-dragons-super-8s-rugby-league-2578125.aspx

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    • July 29, 2015 at 12:10
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      @colin66: My thought's exactly colin,does this mean when the pitch is churned up we won't be able to play football on the floor,so route one look's on the card's.LOL

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    • July 29, 2015 at 12:51
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      @colin66: spoke to a pal of mine who plays rugby and he said rugby league isn't as damaging to pitch as union, so shouldn't affect the playing surface more than a game of football. Still unsure whether it's a risk worth taking though

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      • July 29, 2015 at 16:09
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        @char: Thats true, its mainly the scrum and rucks that tear up the pitch which is union, league is a faster game with once they are tackled the player stops. ee by gum !!!

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    • July 29, 2015 at 13:43
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      @colin66: If we are playing anything like we did last season, then it "may help", but lets hope that we are a completely better unit than last term, and that we are playing "football" and the pitch is not effected too much by a rugby league match.

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    • July 29, 2015 at 21:12
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      @colin66:

      What a load of bollock, Wigan at home in south london ffs - doh!

      f*** the money if it's going to muller our pitch - not happy!!

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  • July 29, 2015 at 11:50
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    Best news since Holloway was given the bullit

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  • July 29, 2015 at 15:21
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    hands up who came on here today looking for a new signing ?

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  • July 29, 2015 at 15:25
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    I think you're all going a bit overboard here mes amis. Carlos (great bloke as he is) is coming up 37 feckin years of age and he hasn't played a competitive match for more than an entire season. He clearly has a very dodgy knee. Aside from being a good influence to have around our young fledgling's what other serious influence where it matters (on the pitch) do you really expect him to have over the course of am entire season in the physically demanding no nonsense 3rd tier of English footie?? Practically none is wager. Sad sign of the times that this news is the biggest good news story of our entire close season. f****** hell.....,,

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    • July 29, 2015 at 20:58
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      @T20ColdBlowLion:
      Mate, what are you talking about??????
      We ain't had a decent player at the den for a good few seasons full stop!
      Forget about age, none of our players regardless of age have been the standard required over the last few seasons.
      This guy was and I hope still is class. Irrespective of his age, last season he was very quick (maybe the quickest in our squad) at 36!!! He was also oozing class!
      So please tell me what his age has to do with anything when the guy clearly showed his pace and class in the few games he did play!
      If he was 22 and no good or 32 and no good there is no difference!
      So why when we don't have many players that are any cop at 26, why is someone who is 36 but can actually play football a problem for our club?
      You moaners and negative people are what have dragged us into the position we are in now!

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      • July 29, 2015 at 23:15
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        @J-One: you may be right and I honestly hope that I'm proved wrong and that age indeed has nothing to do with being able to play professional football at a frenetic pace 2 games a week non stop for an entire season. And you may also be right that my contention that his age approaching 37 us the fact he has a dodgy knee plus the fact he hadn't played a single competitive match for more than 1 full year will not make it difficult for the boy to have a significant influence on our season. We will see won't we, - as I say I hope you're right. One thing that you are completely wrong about though is suggesting the club's current predicament is down to people like me because that's a f****** stupid thing to say though slightly typical of do-gooders like you. I guess if we were all as wonderfully supportive if everything we ever hear about 'Wall like you are we would be a top 30 side like KJ wanted us to become. I support Millwall virtually every week and have done for 35 years and you suggest I'm to blame for the terrible state we are in just because I'm calling this purported "news" as I see it. I'm also working on lining up some significant corporate sponsorship for the club for the next 3 seasons along with 2 business partners. Still, you know best, I'm to blame and I'm sure Carlos will be as influential as you assert - coz being closer to 40 than 30, having a very dodgy knee and not having played a single ducking game for over a year can't possibly suggest he will do anything other than have a great season for us can it. What was I taking about???????

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        • July 30, 2015 at 06:04
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          @T20ColdBlowLion:
          People like you being eg stove constantly is what I was referring to.
          Too many people get on players backs far too easily at the den. You honestly think that doesn't effect the team/players? Do you really think negativity is good for anything anywhere? Your not even being realistic, your just having a moan. I stated the facts about one particular player. You took it personal!
          If more people were positive and didn't complain at every opportunity then just maybe we may attract a few more players, maybe we would get a slightly better gate each week. Maybe someone might eventually throw some money at the club (to actually buy players with). Lighten up and try to be a bit more positive then maybe your 'sponsorship deals' may come off!

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        • July 30, 2015 at 06:06
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          @T20ColdBlowLion:
          People like you being negative constantly is what I was referring to.
          Too many people get on players backs far too easily at the den. You honestly think that doesn't effect the team/players? Do you really think negativity is good for anything anywhere? Your not even being realistic, your just having a moan. I stated the facts about one particular player. You took it personal!
          If more people were positive and didn't complain at every opportunity then just maybe we may attract a few more players, maybe we would get a slightly better gate each week. Maybe someone might eventually throw some money at the club (to actually buy players with). Lighten up and try to be a bit more positive then maybe your 'sponsorship deals' may come off too!
          Have a nice day fella!

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  • July 29, 2015 at 15:57
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    Rumour of a striker called Samuels coming on loan from Reading, ex MFC academy boy.

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    • July 29, 2015 at 16:19
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      @wongo: Dominic Samuel, 21, born Southwark, on loan at coventry last season and scored 5 goals in 14 league games and 1 in the fa cup .

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  • July 29, 2015 at 17:19
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    Samuels on loan why. Cant we buy thr bloke cos if he cant make teading tesm ffs what hope we got

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  • July 29, 2015 at 18:50
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    I am all for youth getting their chance, but we are going to the other end of the scale. Its becoming a Creche.

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    • July 29, 2015 at 18:53
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      @potty1: if he can do this regularly don't care what age he is
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=34&v=QOBDhLlRMDY

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      • July 29, 2015 at 22:27
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        @lennie the lion: As long as he can score goals don't care what age he is, we need a striker. Hope the rumour turns out to be true.

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  • July 29, 2015 at 18:55
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    I have been saying this for a few weeks if there was anyone joining they would be in the squad now they are going with what they got there's no cash left on the money tree it's all been payed out to all them robbing Barstards that were here the last two seasons players and managers alike it's them mugs on the board that are telling the chairman they found a goodun letting them were run amok down the Den signing anyone and everyone either old or crippled that no club with any sense would have signed tell how many have been picked up just two Dunney and Woolford could have done a job in this league no problem we can only hope no new players no scoreboard rant over

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  • July 29, 2015 at 18:56
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    or here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDBV7qDspHs

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  • July 29, 2015 at 20:29
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    Good news, I hope Carlos comes through and is given a new contract he will be a great squad assett with the younger ones!

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  • July 29, 2015 at 20:50
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    Every day i look on BBC sport football Transfers and see nothing. Same old lions.

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  • July 29, 2015 at 21:30
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    There only 1 carlos edwards, 1 carlos edwards there only 1 Carlos Edwards great player and will be a great coach 4 our defenders in the future COYL NOLU, WDC

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  • July 29, 2015 at 22:30
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    How many of the present team were in the squad that took us down? Am not sure but if there is not a great difference what hope is there of us getting out of this league?

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  • July 30, 2015 at 13:42
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    Welcome back Carlos, we have your back.

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