Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Football: Cats Look for Pace Injection; Edwards Back from Loan Spell

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Football: Cats Look for Pace Injection; Edwards Back from Loan Spell

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SUNDERLAND have recalled winger Carlos Edwards from a loan spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers as Roy Keane looks to inject more pace into his side, writes LUKE EDWARDS.

Wolves were keen to see Edwards remain at Molineux until the New Year, but Keane has decided the Trinidad and Tobago international is needed on Wearside.

Edwards has struggled for form since his return from a broken leg back in March, but Keane only ever intended to use the loan move as an opportunity to get the player some much-needed game time. The Black Cats boss has been worried by the lack of pace in his side this season and feels Edwards will offer him a different sort of attacking threat on the right side of midfield.

The 30-year-old, who has played six games for the Championship leaders, only moved to the Black Country at the start of October and was initially expected to stay for three months. Keane, though, insisted he had a recall option in the deal and Edwards will go straight into the squad to play West Ham on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Keane has requested a personal hearing from the Football Association as he intends to deny a misconduct charge following a run-in with referee Martin Atkinson earlier this month. Keane was sent to the stands for the second half of Sunderland's 5-0 drubbing at Chelsea on November 1 following a conversation with the referee at half-time.

The Irishman has maintained he was calm and polite as he questioned some of the official's decision-making in the first half, but Atkinson still reported him for misconduct and the FA have decided he had a case to answer. A date for the hearing will be set in the next few days.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington fears his side could be embarrassed by one of international football's worst teams if the likes of David Healy do not negotiate moves away from their current clubs. …

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