Sheffield United and QPR chase Edwards

Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea (L) is put under pressure from Gwion Edwards of Peterborough United (R) during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Peterborough United...

HITC Sport understands Championship duo Sheffield United and QPR are eyeing the Peterborough star.

Gwion Edwards of Peterborough United is congratulated by Jack Marriott a nd Junior Morias after scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town...Gwion Edwards of Peterborough United is congratulated by Jack Marriott and Junior Morias after scoring 

Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers are eyeing moves for highly-rated Peterborough United winger Gwion Edwards, HITC Sport understands.

Edwards has impressed at Peterborough since joining the club from Crawley Town in the summer of 2016.

The former Swansea City youngster is regarded as one of the best attackers outside the top two leagues following a string of impressive performances for Peterborough.

Edwards has scored six goals and laid on five assists in 26 games in all competitions for Posh so far this term and his displays have not gone unnoticed elsewhere higher up the football pyramid.

Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea (L) is put under pressure from Gwion Edwards of Peterborough United (R) during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Peterborough United...

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is looking to add some pace and width to his side in the second half of the season after a mini-slump in form and Edwards is thought to figure highly on his wanted list.

Queens Park Rangers are also in the market for attacking reinforcements as they are among the lowest goalscorers in the Championship and Ian Holloway wants to add some creativity to his side as he looks to lift them clear of trouble at the wrong end of the table.

Peterborough would be eluctant to lose Edwards in January as they look to maintain their bid for promotion from League One, but they are bracing themselves for interest in Edwards.

Edwards started his career at Swansea, but failed to make a senior appearance for the club during his time at the Liberty Stadium.

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