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Williams backs Edwards to 'come back stronger'

25 September 2014

Irish midfielder in no doubt about right-back's recovery

Shaun Williams has backed Carlos Edwards to 'come back stronger' after the right-back suffered a serious injury in last Saturday's 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest.

Edwards, 35, was stretchered off in the opening exchanges of the game with scans later confirming that he had suffered 'significant' disruption to his knee, including the cruciate and lateral ligaments, as well as a ruptured hamstring.

It is a devastating blow for Edwards, but Williams, speaking in next Tuesday's edition of The Lion, has backed his team-mate to return to action.

"It's a horrible thing to happen to anyone," he says. "Hopefully the club are faithful to him and he can get back to the level of fitness which he had before the injury. It's an awful thing for Carlos.

"He is fit as a fiddle and he runs around like he is a 21-year-old. Hopefully he can come back stronger from this and we're in no doubt that he will. All of his team-mates are right behind him."

Boss Ian Holloway has confirmed that Edwards is likely to be out of action for 12 months.

"Everybody feels for him," Ollie said. "The boys are even more determined to crack on and leave the club in a good state for when he gets fit again.

"(Justin) Hoyte will be coming into contention again and Jimmy (Abdou) played well there last week. I moved him out of position but it looked like he knows that role."

Look out for a video interview with the Millwall manager on Lions Player later today. 

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