When Joe Edwards joined Argyle in the summer of 2019, becoming Ryan Lowe’s first signing as Pilgrims manager, Joe could scarcely have dreamed out how his tenure would work out. Two promotions, being named captain, Player of the Season for 2020/21 - it has been quite a stint for the Gloucester-born man.
Edwards initially played in the centre of Argyle's midfield, but over time has established himself as a wing-back, playing on either flank, and is known for his committed displays, which epitomise his position as the club's captain.
By the conclusion of the 2022/23 season, Joe had taken his tally of appearances to 186. In Edwards' first three seasons, he scored 17 goals, but with only five games remaining in 22/23, he had yet to score. However, the skipper scored three times in the final five matches, including a strike in the memorable 3-1 win at Port Vale which confirmed the Greens as Sky Bet League One champions.
In October 2022, Joe signed a new deal which committed him to Argyle as a player until 2025, and included an agreement in principle for him to stay at Home Park in a coaching capacity afterwards.
Joe started his career at Bristol City, and had several loans away from Ashton Gate, including with Yeovil Town, who he later joined on a permanent basis, playing 132 times in all, including in the Championship.
Edwards spent a year at Colchester United, then three with Walsall, before making Home Park home.