Former Yeovil Town loan full-back Joe Edwards has ended any possible speculation about his futute at Bristol City by penning a new contract at Ashton Gate. The 21 year old has signed a one year deal for the 2012-13 season, after his contract was due to expire at the end of this month.
The Glovers took Edwards on loan for a one month period shortly after manager Gary Johnson's return to Huish Park, but he picked up an injury that saw him return up the A37 after the loan expired with him still requiring treatment. However, there was at the time the implication that Johnson would return for the right-back when he regained full fitness, which didn't materialise.
Today's Western Daily Press indicates that Edwards did have other options to move elsewhere, but that he has chosen to stay put. Boss Derek McInnes has told the paper that he got good feedback from the player's time with the Glovers:
"When I first arrived Joe was at Stockport on loan, but I liked his approach from the outset. At times, he was playing out of position, but he was just desperate to get games. He was driven and wanted to do well. The next big move came from his loan spell at Yeovil Town. He did really well there and Yeovil were desperate to keep him. I know Joe sees his best position as right-back, but he can also play in a midfield three. He has great energy and must be a real nuisance to play against."
Meanwhile another former Glover - striker Phil Jevons - who was the club's top scorer during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons, has found a new home after leaving Morecambe last year. He has signed for Hyde United, who have just been promoted to the Conference National division this summer.
Link: Joe Edwards : Yeovil Town Statistics.
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