Seven up for new Argyle deals
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:39:00
Ipswich captain Carlos Edwards has thanked manager Mick McCarthy for his input in breathing new life into his career.
The Trinidad and Tobago international had gone almost two years without a goal before McCarthy took charge at Portman Road, but has since fired the Blues to wins against Bolton and Derby before finding the scoresheet for the third time in eight games in the 3-1 victory against Birmingham on Saturday.
That result ensured McCarthy's men would be a Championship side again next season and Edwards has thanked the former Republic of Ireland boss for the turnaround in the club's fortunes.
He told the East Anglian Daily Times: "Words cannot explain how beneficial he has been for me.
"I had the honour of playing for him at Wolves during a short loan spell and he knew what I was capable of when he came here.
"Maybe I was a bit off the boil when he arrived and I have got to thank the manager for keeping faith in me. Along with Terry Connor, he has been on my case to try and be more positive.
"When they have belief in you, it gives you a bigger incentive."
Manager John Sheridan, who has agreed in principle to remain in charge of the Pilgrims, has also offered deals to Guy Branston, Jake Cole, Paul Wotton and Isaac Vassell.
Tyler Harvey will become a first-year professional but Anthony Charles, Ollie Chenoweth, Jamie Lowry and Jared Sims will be released.
Northern Ireland international Warren Feeney, who has not featured under the former Chesterfield boss due to an ankle injury, is not being retained but will be given the chance to impress Sheridan in pre-season.
Striker Nick Chadwick and goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin have been transfer-listed as Sheridan begins to plan for next season.