Edwards: We shouldn’t be in League One

Town midfielder Gwion Edwards thinks a club the size of Ipswich should not be in the third tier of English football.

Edwards will be looking to contribute to a decent league start with a positive outcome at Peterborough tomorrow, and like most of the squad, knows what the target is come May.

Edwards said: “There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be up there. Even last season I didn’t think we had a bad team but for whatever reason we got relegated.

“It’s pretty much the same team, bar a couple of players, and I think we’re a good side that plays some good football. It will be a tough season but we have the characters in the dressing room to do it.

“My first season as a Championship player didn’t go as planned. It was very disappointing for me, all the other players and of course the supporters. We know what the aim is this season and we’re going to do everything we can to achieve it.

“I think big things are expected of everyone at the club. We shouldn’t be in League One, the size of club we are, but for whatever reason it has happened and now it’s up to us to get us back to where we belong.”

Edwards was signed from tomorrow’s opponents Peterborough United last summer, and Edwards is looking forward to seeing some familiar faces.

“It’s always nice to go back to one of your former clubs and play. I’m sure I will see some familiar faces and it will be a good occasion.

“I really enjoyed it there,” he said. “They are a club that likes to get their transfer business done early in the close season and they are always looking to push on and do well in the league.

“I know they have had a tough start with two defeats but I’m still expecting a really tough game.

“Peterborough are always close to the play-offs and just missed out last season. We did well the two years I was there.

“They have a good side, although the way they have started the new season doesn’t suggest that, but we can’t go there expecting an easy game. We’ll go there and do our best, as we always do, and take it very seriously.

“After beating Burton and drawing against Sunderland, when we probably should have had all three points but only took one, we go again.

“There are always going to be times in any season when things don’t necessarily go your way and Sunderland was that type of occasion.

“But we are keen to turn things round and get another win, which is always the best way of putting things right.”

Town are set to be roared on by 4,000 fans making the trip to Peterborough, something that Edwards thinks will add to the occasion.

“The atmosphere will be cracking with 4,000 of our fans making the journey.

“I know it’s not too far to travel but it’s still an amazing turnout from our fans. I think we’ll be backed quite well wherever we go this season.

“They stuck by us last season through the tough times and hopefully we can have some good times this season when things will be a lot better.”

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