INSTANT-DICT midfielder Sean Edwards will leave Hong Kong on May 11 - before the season is over. The early departure, however, will not affect his prospects in the territory next season. But, while everything looks rosy for Edwards, his old friend John Clare has been de-registered by Sing Tao because of a knee injury and may retire from football next month. Edwards, who is presently negotiating next season's contract with Instant-Dict, has enrolled for a physiotherapy course in England. He has to stay in the UK for the first two weeks of the programme and can then return to Hong Kong and continue his studies by correspondence. Ben Choi York-yue, Instant-Dict's manager, said Edwards' early return to England would not affect their negotiations. This is despite the fact that Instant-Dict are likely to miss him for the final league game against Eastern, scheduled for May 13. Choi said his side will also play Guangzhou, away, on May 12. While Edwards' future in the local football scene look good, Sing Tao striker Clare is thinking about early retirement from the game. Twenty-four-year-old Clare, who has been struggling with a knee injury for most of the season, said he did not think any other First Division team would be interested in him next season. Clare said he would join a local stock exchange company as a broker at the end of June. Meanwhile, four teams will be seeking victory at Mongkok Stadium this evening. Instant-Dict come up against Kitchee in their battle for an Esso FA Cup semi-final berth. The other game is a league encounter between relegation-haunted Rangers and Sing Tao. Roddy Manley, Instant-Dict's Scottish defender returns after a one-match suspension tonight. But Instant-Dict will miss the services of suspended striker Graham Harvey. Rangers, who are one point behind fellow-relegation stragglers Voicelink, are in desperate need of a victory over Sing Tao. If Rangers win tonight, Voicelink must then beat Sing Tao in their final league game to avoid relegation.