“We know we’ve got three of the bigger teams straight away, but we’ll be trying to stamp our authority on the league and there’s no better way to do that by getting points on the board against the likes of Sheffield United, West Brom and Burnley,” he said. “Two of those games are at home as well, which is exciting.
“Fixtures release day is always exciting. I think us players are all the same – I always go straight to the first game, then to Boxing Day, and then to the last day of the season. Millwall on Boxing Day and Stoke on the last day (May 6) have landed at home as well as the first game, which is good.”
The festive clash against the Lions is something that stood out to Edwards when he first got a look at the list, while he admitted he’s already made a note of the home (October 22) and away (April 1) encounters against local rivals Luton Town.
He said: “My birthday’s on Christmas Day so the Boxing Day fixture is always something I look out for first! You look at the Luton games as well, which I know a lot of people will want to talk about.