Charlton Athletic Set To Secure Deal For Exciting Scotsman

Scottish defender Josh Edwards is having a medical ahead of his move to Charlton Athletic, as per Richard Cawley.

The defender spent time in the youth ranks of both Kilmarnock and Ayr United before being released and ending up at his local boys club, Crosshouse Community, aged 17.

But, the 24-year-old, who can play as both a left-back and left midfielder, managed to earn a move to Scottish League One club Airdrieonians, where he made his senior debut in the 2017/18 season. Edwards made 12 appearances in total throughout the 2017/18 campaign.

The 2018/19 season saw the left-sided player stamp his authority in senior football as he became a much more regular player for the Diamonds, making 27 appearances in all competitions. His impressive form led to a move to the Scottish Championship as Dunfermline Athletic signed him for an undisclosed fee in the summer of 2019.

The Scotsman struggled to break into the team in his first season at the club. However, during the following campaign, Edwards managed to cement his position in the Pars’ team as he made 31 appearances for the club, though a goal in senior football still eluded him.

This goal came during the 2021/22 season, where he made over 40 appearances for Dunfermline and scored two goals. Despite the season being good for Edwards personally, it was not as good for the team as the Pars were relegated from the Scottish Championship.

The defender flourished upon his return to Scottish League One as he scored two goals and made five assists to help his team bounce back to the Scottish second-tier at the first time of asking.

Last season was undoubtedly the best season of the 24-year-old’s career to date. The man born in Kilmarnock played 36 league games and scored three goals whilst also getting eight assists.

Writer’s View

Edwards’ career so far has had a steady upward trajectory and this move to Charlton would be the perfect next step for the defender.

That being said, the Scotsman will face stiff competition for the left-wing-back position from the likes of Thierry Small and Tayo Edun, although the latter has hardly played since the arrival of Nathan Jones in February.

Despite being just 24 years of age, Edwards already has a lot of experience playing men’s football and this could be what gets him into the Addicks team over Small and Edun.

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