19:13 19th March 2017
Dave Edwards was in a triumphant mood as Wolves won 3-1 at Fulham on Saturday to lift them to 16th in the Sky Bet Championship.
The 31-year-old midfielder scored his 10th goal of the season in Wolves’ impressive win at Craven Cottage - it was only the second time that Fulham had lost at home, in the league, since early October.
It was the third win in eight days for Wolves, following the home win against Rotherham and the away win at Brentford on Tuesday.
Edwards says his side have always been confident but admits getting the points is crucial.
“It’s been a big week for us - we’ve won three on the spin and we've got 10 out of 12 points, it gives us a little bit of breathing space at the bottom,” Edwards began.
“We’re confident and we’ve been confident the whole time - even during the bad spell where we went six games without winning, we were playing reasonably well.
“The Reading game was a catalyst - we didn't deserve to lose there and since then, we’ve just improved since then.
“It’s definitely not easy to play us when we’re away from home, it’s been important for us to get points on the road.
“Hopefully now, with a little bit of pressure off us, we can go and repeat that at home.
“From the Rotherham game, we know we didn't play well there but the three points was all that mattered that day.
“We’ve then had two away games against teams who play a lot of football which has meant that we can play to what suits us - that’s counter attacking football.”
Paul Lambert selected Andi Weimann, Ben Marshall, Ivan Cavaleiro and Helder Costa who played as a front four, in front of Edwards and Lee Evans.
Edwards was full of praise for the attackers and believes that Wolves’ style of play, suits playing away from home.
“If they have the ball in front of us it’s not that much of a problem,” Edwards said.
“At home, you can’t sit in as much as the fans can get a little bit restless but away from home, there’s no pressure for us to really win the ball high up the pitch, even though that’s what we like to do - when we do get it back, the space is there to counter.
“We’ve got so much pace, the front four were devastating and if you bring Nouha (Dicko) and Jon (Dadi Bodvarsson) and other players into the equation, it suits us in the way we want to play.
“We knew that it was possible for us to get six points from these two away games but with five minutes to go on Tuesday night at 1-0 down, we were playing ever so well - we just had to keep plugging away.
“We deserved the goals when they came and that gave us that little bit of extra confidence going into the game at Fulham.
“As long as I’m playing, I don't know mind where I’m playing.
“My job on Tuesday was to play as a number 10, I’m a completely different player in there than Cavaleiro, or Joe Mason, or Ben Marshall - my job on Tuesday was to stop Ryan Woods from playing, and that’s what I did.
“So to drop back a bit deeper, I prefer that roll - me and ‘Evo’ (Lee Evans) knew if we were solid, disciplined and just won the ball back - we were never going to have 50, 60, 70 passes - but if we could win it back and get it to the front four as quickly as possible, we knew we were going to hurt them.
“They were a joy to watch.”