Ipswich Town midfielder Carlos Edwards says he wants to put his first injury and illness-affected season at Portman Road behind him.Chicken pox forced Edwards to miss the climax of the season, returning as an unused substitute for the 3-0 home defeat by Sheffield United on Sunday. [LNB]"It was one of my worst seasons for not being in the form I should have been in," Edwards told BBC Radio Suffolk. [LNB]"I'm just hoping I can put it behind me and start next season on a positive." [LNB]Edwards moved to Ipswich from Sunderland in September 2009, and feels his first campaign for the Blues has not gone as he would have liked.[LNB] I'm just hoping I'm one of those who stays here so I can prove I'm worth being in the squad on a regular basis Carlos Edwards He added: "Obviously there are going to be changes and it's the manager who will say who he wants to bring in and who's going to go. [LNB]"I'm just hoping I'm one of those who stays here so I can prove to him I'm worth being in the squad on a regular basis," he said. [LNB]"[Sheffield United] was my first appearance in the squad since the chicken pox - it kept me out for two and a half weeks," he said. [LNB]"At first when the spots started coming I was in denial, but time told and a couple of days after they were all over like a big rash. [LNB]"It was very difficult to get back into form." [LNB]Meanwhile, Town team-mate Tommy Smith is waiting to see whether he will make the final New Zealand World Cup squad for South Africa this summer. [LNB]Trinidad and Tobago international Edwards played three matches for his country during the 2006 competition in Germany. [LNB]"I had my time, and obviously I hoped and wished there could have been a second time in a row," he said. [LNB]"But I'm just going to be sitting in front of my telly, cheering on Tommy and just watching a few games."