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5 January 2016

Carlos Edwards covers all topics in a fascinating online interview

Carlos Edwards, or 'Fossil' as he is fondly called by his Millwall team-mates, is currently in the midst of his 16th season in English football.

The man who undertook military service in his native Trinidad before carving out a career in the Football League has proved an exemplary professional and won the admiration of supporters at each of the six clubs he has played for.

Evergreen right-back Carlos, 37, took time out over the festive period to speak to blogger Christian Brookes, who writes for a website (Beats & Rhymes FC) dedicated to delving into music with current and ex-players.

Carlos explains that the responsibility of providing thumping bass-lines in the Millwall dressing-room currently lies with young striker Aiden O'Brien - who gets a big thumbs up from his team-mate.

"We always had terrible DJs!" he said, "I would call them DJ Kill Joy, they used to absolutely kill the music and I think it hasn't changed.

"Here at Millwall, Aiden (O'Brien) tries his best now and he's far better so far. As for myself, give me any other responsibility instead of DJ; I'll probably burn the house down!

"As you can see in the modern-day game, about 99.9% of football teams have music in the changing rooms before kick-off, so you know it just sets the tone and gets the guys' jitters out of their system and gets them more upbeat for the game.

"It is a party in Trinidad; everything has something to do with music. People can get two spoons and a bottle to make music and a party.

"As a country we thrive on music. I love a bit of Bob Marley, who is obviously a legend and his music obviously lives on, so he is one of my favourites.

"You've also got some of the recent artists like Jay-Z and Drake, which is the sort of music I get myself into."

Whilst the online interview focuses on music, Carlos also offers up an explanation as to why fellow Lion Shaun Williams would be his pick to join him in a five-a-side game, the singing talents of former Sunderland team-mates El Hadji Diouf and Djibril Cisse and what he hopes the future holds for him.

You can read Carlos' interview in full here

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