Chase on for Morecambe defender Ryan Edwards

HITC Sport understands a number of clubs are tracking highly-rated Morecambe defender.

A host of Championship and League One clubs are keeping tabs on Morecambe defender Ryan Edwards, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Edwards has impressed at Morecambe since joining the club in the summer of 2014 from Blackburn Rovers, and the 22-year-old is set to reach the personal milestone of 100 club appearances in Morecambe's Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash with Fleetwood on Tuesday.

Edwards, who was Blackburn's former youth team captain, boasts a great deal of Football League experience having enjoyed spells out on loan at Rochdale, Fleetwood Town, Chesterfield and Tranmere Rovers before leaving Ewood Park for Morecambe.

The powerful centre-back is regarded as one of the best young prospects in the Football League and clubs higher up the football pyramid are monitoring his progress.

Morecambe are keen to keep hold of Edwards, but are bracing themselves for interest in the player when the transfer window reopens next month

Edwards is entering the final six months of his contract at the Globe Arena and his suitors are ready to test Morecambe's resolve to keep hold of the talented defender.

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