Ready for Eddy

LIKE all Pilgrims and, it seems, half the football world, Argyle manager Derek Adams is keeping fingers crossed for good news when Argyle defender Ryan Edwards sees the medical experts next week.

Anticipation has been growing for the 24-year-old Pilgrims’ centre-back following his surgery for testicular cancer and subsequent chemotherapy, with the hope that a meeting with his consultant on April 10 will give him to green light to resume his football career.

Derek said: “I always keep in contact with Ryan via telephone conversation or by text message. He’s due to come back down on April 10; he’ll see the consultant and them progress slowly to recovery and see how he really feels.

“It depends on how he gets on April 10 and then it depends on how much the chemotherapy has taken out of him; then we will have to assess it from there.

“The chemotherapy has obviously taken a lot out of him but there is no doubt that we would like him back and there is no doubt that Ryan Edwards would like to be back playing.”