Wed, Dec


CARLOS EDWARDS has been rolling back the years by re-living his time with Wrexham.

The 92-cap Trinidad and Tobago international played over 150 times for the Reds during a five-year stay at The Racecourse, winning the LDV Vans Trophy at the Millennium Stadium on 2005, as well as promotion to the then-Third Division in 2002/03.

Edwards, 41, answered supporters’ questions on Wrexham’s official club website about his time in the game, which also saw him play for Wolves, Millwall, Ipswich, Sunderland and Luton, shining in the Premier League and Championship.

Who was the best player you played with at Wrexham?

The best player I played with at Wrexham would be Darren Ferguson, quality, loved a moan up but top quality!

Off the field what did you find strangest about living in Wrexham after coming from T&T?

The strangest thing obviously would have to be the weather, raining, cold! And the people were always friendly.

You were always so polite and gave time to fans. What advice would you give to young footballers who ignore their fans?

I don’t agree with ignoring fans especially young fans, as players emotions run high, so I understand they have some egos, but no need to ignore your fans, they have emotions also, it should be mutual respect.

Are there any top young Trinidad & Tobago players who should be following the path that yourself, Hector (Sam) and Dennis (Lawrence) coming over to play at the Racecourse?

There are a lot of talented players in Trinidad and Tobago who can follow our path, but there’s a lot of things you have to put into place, luck, attitude, desire everyone thinks talent will get you where you wanna go, its a start.

What was your favourite moment in a Wrexham shirt?

There can be a lot to mention but making my full league debut for Wrexham would always be my favourite.

What was it like working with Roy Keane?

It was great, a bit crazy but very disciplined, he’s a winner.

Was there a big move you wanted to happen in your career but never materialised for whatever reason?

I would have loved a big move, but every club that I played for, in my mind, that was my big move. I just wanted to enjoy my football.

What difference does the crowd make when playing? How do you think you’d have got on in a behind-closed-doors league game?

The crowd plays a very big part, I get paid to entertain them and that’s the beauty of the fans.

I think I would get on pretty well, behind closed doors, you have your team-mates there to drive you on, just without the fans.

If you hadn’t been a footballer, what would you have liked to have done?

Most people don’t know I was in the military, so if I wasn’t a footballer, I would have been a soldier!

What’s your biggest regret in football?

I don’t have any regrets, every decision made me into a better player, person and I learnt a lot playing football.