Edwards: 'Charlton stood out straight away'


Josh Edwards has expressed his excitement after completing his move to Charlton.

The versatile defender, who joins from Dunfermline Athletic for an undisclosed fee, has agreed a four-year deal with the Addicks.

“I’ve been ready to sign for a while but I’m glad it’s finally done now,” he said. “Towards the end of the season I heard that there was interest from a few clubs in League One. We played Ayr [United] on a Friday night. I ended up playing quite well and I scored, and then it just built up from there. 

“There were more teams interested, but Charlton just stood out straight away. I made it my priority and we’re here now.”

Key to Edwards’ arrival was the vision sold to him by Nathan Jones: “I really liked what he told me about the club and the direction it’s going in, so I’m really looking forward to getting started and seeing where it takes us.”

Edwards has been very successful in Scotland, featuring in the Scottish Championship Team of the Year this season, and the Scottish League One Team of the Year the campaign before.

But in moving to the capital, he is fulfilling a lifelong ambition. “I’ve wanted to play in England since I was a wee boy, so I’m really excited to do this,” he said.

“It’s a bit of a change of pace. I’m not a big city person to be perfectly honest. It will be a big change but I’m looking forward to it.”

With the players returning for pre-season training in just over a week, Edwards cannot wait to get going. “I’m excited to come back in pre-season and meet all the boys, and hopefully make some pals,” he said. “It’s a completely fresh start - I don’t know anyone - but I’m looking forward to it.”

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