Ipswich Town winger Kyle Edwards has told the East Anglian Daily Times that he is excited to get to play alongside Bersant Celina at Portman Road.
The two wides players arrived at the ambitious Sky Bet League One club this summer as part of Paul Cook and Mark Ashton’s massive recruitment drive and will be looking to fire their new side to promotion this term.
With both players happening to operate largely on the left hand side of midfield, it appears likely that they will be competing directly against each other for one spot unless Cook can find a way to fit both players into his starting line up.
However Edwards was quick to emphasise that he is looking forward to playing alongside his new teammate as he stated the following recently:
“I saw everything we did (on deadline day) and one of my friends has told me all about him (Celina) and that he’s a very good player.
“So good players will help and strengthen the team, which is what we need because it will help me and help the team. I’m sure he can help me become a better player.
“I’ve seen him play for Swansea and I know he’s a good player who has played in big games for big clubs, so I’m excited to play with him.”
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Ipswich signed a total of 19 new players this summer and will be hoping to see their new side gel over the next few weeks after so far failing to pick up a victory in the league so far.
Celina previously turned out for the Tractor Boys back in the 2017/18 campaign whilst being on loan from his former club, Manchester City.
Many Ipswich Town fans will be hoping that they see the same type of Celina who thrived during his previous stint at the club.
Now aged 24, the winger has certainly matured a lot and was a decent performer at Swansea City before the left him depart the club.
He will no doubt be relishing the chance to show what he can do at a level that he is arguably better than and it will be interesting to see how he fits into the side.
Cook has a brilliant wealth of options available to him and he now has to make things click as the pressure builds.