Edwards: Martin has a plan for me

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New Southampton signing Ronnie Edwards is excited to team up with Russell Martin, saying the Saints boss “has a plan” for the young defender’s development.

At 21 years of age, Edwards has already played nearly 150 professional games, establishing himself as one of the brightest talents in the EFL with his impressive maturity and composure on the ball.

Now he is excited to make the step up from League One to the Premier League, believing he’s come to the perfect place to showcase his abilities at the highest level.

“The manager seems like he’s got a great bunch of lads and they’ve got a real togetherness, and the style of play Southampton plays suits me the best,” Edwards said.

“I think he’s got a plan for me. Like I said, the style of play that he plays suits me to a tee, and I think he can really progress me in my career and push on.”

Describing how Saints’ style complements his own, Edwards explained: “Bringing the ball out from the back, playing nice football and I think the right way to play football – really positive. Building attacks, starting from the back and finishing at the top end of the pitch.

“It doesn’t matter how young you are nowadays. There’s a lot of young talent that everyone knows about, so it’s good having a mixture of both (youth and experience).

“I’m excited to get going. It’s a dream come true for anyone, so I’ve got to be excited and obviously looking forward to it.

“I’m buzzing to meet the boys, to get to know them all, to have a good pre-season and kick on.”

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