Reggae Boyz midfielder on trial in Sweden
RICHARD Edwards departed the island on Sunday for a four-week trial stint at Swedish Premier League Club Assyrianska.
Scouts had been tracking Edwards' local Premier League season with Harbour View FC and the senior national team.
His hard-nosed tackling, leadership and supreme work rate gained him the respect of his teammates and opponents in the Reggae Boyz teams in the last two years where he earned 11 national senior caps.
Iin May 2012 he went to Alpha United on Loan in Guyana, where we played the CFU Club Championship while winning the local Premier League before returning home three weeks ago.
This season he represented HVFC with up to 37 starts and had one substitution. He scored one goal in 3,012 minutes of playing time to help Harbour View secure sixth position.
Edwards forged a reputable midfield quartet with fellow national players Jermaine Hue, Joel Senior, Romario Campbell or John-Ross Edwards.
His coaches and teammates voted him "Player of Round One" in the premiership where he was awarded the Lucozade Most Outstanding Player cash prize of $10,000 and five cases of Lucozade Sports drinks.