Edwards keen to 'get going again' after frustrating period
PUBLISHED: 06:00 05 March 2019
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Ipswich Town winger Gwion Edwards hopes he can rediscover his early season form in the closing stages of the campaign.
The Welshman hit the ground running following his £700k switch from League One side Peterborough United last summer, producing a string of exciting displays down the right side.
A dip in form and groin injury followed, but the 26-year-old has now produced three encouraging substitute displays on the spin against Stoke, Wigan and Reading.
“I will wait for my chance and, like Saturday, show I’m ready to go,” said Edwards, who stepped off the bench at half-time at the weekend, scoring a late equaliser in the 2-1 home defeat to Reading.
“I was happy with the finish. Collin Quaner got a touch and that’s something we have worked on in training, the wingers coming in.
“It was nice to get on the pitch and get a goal but it was disappointing not to get a point.”
He added: “It’s been frustrating for me. Before Christmas I was playing a lot, then I got a couple of niggly injuries in January so it is a case of getting going again. And looking to get a few more starts.
“You don’t want to be left on the bench, or left out, but it is not just me. Other players have missed out so you just have to keep going and get back in.”
Several of Paul Hurst’s lower league recruits have found game time limited since Paul Lambert’s appointment last November.
Jordan Roberts and Janoi Donacien have been sent on loan to Lincoln and Accrington respectively, while league starts have been limited for Toto Nsiala (1), Kayden Jackson (2), Ellis Harrison (2).
Harrison is working his way back to fitness following a hamstring problem, while Jackson – one of only two fit senior strikers at the club at present – was an unused sub at the weekend.
Jon Nolan bucks the trend, the former Shrewsbury midfielder having become an established member of the team in recent weeks.
Lambert said: “Some guys can hit the ground running right away (when they move up the pyramid), some guys it might take them a year or so to find their feet.
“You just have to be patient with them and then hopefully everybody sees the benefit of it in their second season.”