ATHLETIC have reportedly knocked back a bid from a League One club south of the border for full back Josh Edwards.

The highly-rated 23-year-old is thought to have been subject to an unsuccessful offer from Charlton Athletic.

Edwards, who was in the PFA Scotland Championship team of the year, has previously been linked with Oxford United, who were promoted to the EFL (English Football League) Championship, following a play-off final victory over Bolton Wanderers, and Lincoln City.

Other clubs, such as Wycombe Wanderers and Blackpool, have also been credited with an interest in the player, who has become one of their most consistent and key performers.

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Those reports were played down by Pars boss, James McPake, who revealed earlier in the season that a bid from another EFL League One team, believed to be Barnsley, was rejected by the club.

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At the time, he commented: "If he keeps doing what he's doing for us, he'll go and have a fantastic career because he's doing everything right. He's training right, he's working right and he's looking after himself right.

"He'll deserve whatever comes for him in football, but we're delighted to keep him."

Edwards is under contract until next summer after Dunfermline activated a clause to extend his deal.

Since arriving from Airdrieonians in 2019, he has made 182 appearances for the club, 42 of which came this season.