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READ | It’s An Amazing Achievement

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08:30 19th April 2017

Dave Edwards reflects on 300 Wolves appearances after the midfielder reached the milestone on Easter Monday.

Edwards captained the side as he made his 300th Wolves appearance during Monday's battling 1-0 over Leeds United at Elland Road.

And he spoke of his pride in reaching his triple-century: "I knew I was reasonably close but I’ve never really tracked games," he said.

“It was disappointing for Danny to miss out through injury but to go to Elland Road in front of a really big crowd, lead the boys out and get the victory was fantastic.

“It’s an amazing achievement for me personally. If you’d offered me that milestone when I first joined the club nine years ago then I’d have been so proud.

“I’m enjoying my football at the moment. I never take it for granted. Every time I pull on this shirt I put every ounce of energy into it.

“As long as the fans and everyone at the club know that I’m never giving any less than my absolute best.

“I want to continue to do that and hopefully I can be a part of the plans for the future."

Monday's victory at Elland Road was Wolves' eighth league away win of the season, and the tenth 2016/17 away win when taking Emirates FA Cup victories at Stoke City and Liverpool into account.

“Our away form’s been brilliant. Even in the games we’ve lost, I think we’ve played well in quite a lot of them," explained Edwards.

“We need to get that form to Molineux, but I think if we start next season well and pick up points on the road then the atmosphere will naturally come to Molineux.

“It’s about starting the season well and getting everyone behind us.

“The crowd want exciting players on the pitch at Molineux, especially in those front four positions, I think that’s enough to get the crowd behind us. Hopefully that will be the case next year."

Paul Lambert has now been in the Head Coach position at Molineux for five months and Edwards was asked what he believes the former Celtic midfielder has brought to the club.

He replied: “He’s come in and settled everyone down. He’s had so much success in the Championship, League 1 and even the Premier League.

“That’s the sort of manager we need at the moment, someone who knows this league and knows what sort of players we’ll need to be successful.

“He knows the way we need to play with the players we’ve got.

“There’s no point in us being an open, expansive footballing team at the moment because we haven’t got players who are comfortable doing that.

“He recognises what our qualities are and he’s letting us play to them.

“He doesn’t want to be here for the short term. The world of a football manager is very indifferent because it’s difficult to stay at a club for a long period of time.

“I know he sees this as a real project for himself and, along with the owners, they’ve really settled us down this back end of the season.

“Even when results have been up and down, inside the training ground, levels of motivation and work ethic have never changed. We’re very together at the moment."

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