Keane hails Edwards
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Roy Keane was full of praise for Carlos Edwards after Sunderland's win over Burnley.
Roy Keane was full of praise for match-winner Carlos Edwards after Sunderland's victory over Burnley.
The Black Cats were 2-1 behind just after half time, but they battled back and won the game with Edwards firing home a stunning long-range effort ten minutes from time.
Keane took time to heap praise on Edwards - who arrived at The Stadium of the Light from Luton in January.
"That [right wing] was a big problem when I came to the club. Liam Lawrence, credit to him, he did well, but I did not see Liam as an out-and-out winger," said Keane.
"We were looking. I played Liam Miller out there, I played Grant Leadbitter out there, I think I played Dean Whitehead out there.
"We tried different things and credit to the players, they did really well, but we knew we needed a natural right winger.
"When we played Luton here, Carlos stuck in my mind and we thought we'd go and get him, and we are very fortunate to have him."
Burnley boss Steve Cotterill - who was number two at Sunderland during Howard Wilkinson's regime - paid tribute to Keane.
"Roy Keane has done an unbelievable job here - and it is a big job, I would have an idea about that," he said.
"But he is a big man. Wherever he is, whatever he has done, he has been a big man."