Edwards wants to be a Millwall coach after playing days

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VETERAN MILLWALL defender Carlos Edwards is not ruling out extending his long career beyond the end of this season.

Edwards has been in English football since 2000 when he joined Wrexham and signed an extension to his contract with Millwall until the end of the current campaign after recovering from a serious long-term knee injury.

The 37-year-old right-back has played 14 times this season and was instrumental again on Tuesday night as Millwall progressed in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Edwards has experience winning that competition with Wrexham at the Millennium Stadium in 2005, and he would like to crown his career with an appearance at Wembley where he has never played.

However, even that may not mark the end of his playing days, though he did confirm that he is hoping to get into coaching at the club.

"We’ll see how it goes, maybe we’ll look at it again towards the end of the season when we know where we are,” Edwards said about possibly playing on next season. “Obviously I hope we’ll be up there in the league.

“I’ll probably sit down with the gaffer and figure out where we can go from there.

“I’d love to (continue playing) but it all depends. We’ll make a decision then.

“I also want to get into the coaching aspect of things. Obviously that would be a bonus so we’ll just have to wait and see.

“I don’t have my coaching badges yet, but I’ll talk to the manager and he’ll make a few calls for me. He has already told me that at the end of the season if I want to get a handle on what it’s like I can go down to where the youths are based and do some coaching down there.

“I think they’d like to see me, I could pass on a bit of my experience and take it from there.”

John Kelly