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08:34 11th April 2014

Edwards aims for strong finish

Dave Edwards says Wolves remain committed to getting as many points as possible over the remaining five games of the season, even if promotion is assured.

If Rotherham fail to beat Bradford tonight, a win at Crewe for Wolves tomorrow (3.07pm kick off) would be enough to clinch promotion from Sky Bet League One at the first attempt.

A win would potentially still prove enough due to Wolves’ superior goal difference, but whatever the permutations, the midfielder says the team are keen to try and win every single one of the remaining games if possible, and certainly try and amass 100 points.

“We’ll have to see what happens with Rotherham in their game tonight but we know that if it’s in our hands and if we can win on Saturday it should be enough,” says Edwards.

“We’re concentrating on trying to win all of our remaining games to try and not only get promoted but also go up as champions.

“There are some big games we’ve got remaining but we’re not going to rest on our laurels whatever the situation.

“We know how important Saturday’s game is but we will be taking things one game at a time.

“That’s what we have been doing over the last couple of months and it has served us well.

“We’ve had a great run during that time, playing really well and winning a lot of games of football.

“We’ve found a good combination of being solid and keeping clean sheets and scoring goals as well.

“Everyone was looking at that run of nine games in 28 days to see how we would do and we managed to come out of it with a lot of points.

“The gaffer was able to rotate things and we had players who could step in which probably gave us a bit of an advantage in terms of the depth.

“I think all of the 20 players in and around it would be able to come in and do a really good job.

“For me as a Shrewsbury lad I know us winning would help them out as well but we know it will be a tough game and we have got to concentrate on ourselves and what we do.”

Edwards has made an impressive impact coming back into the team in recent weeks, including chipping in with a few goals, and has been relishing life under Kenny Jackett.

“I’ve been enjoying playing and in particular with those around me which helps me to get forward and make the runs that I do,” he added.

“With the likes of Kevin McDonald and Jack Price behind you, and Michael Jacobs and James Henry picking out passes and then Sako, Nouha and Clarkie, chances are always going to be created and that helps me when I’m trying to get forward.

“It’s been good for me to get some 90 minutes in and hopefully I can stay in the team for the next five games and help us get promoted to finish off a good season.

“It will be great if we can get the job done on Saturday but whatever happens there is no way the gaffer would let us stop pushing if we can get promoted.

“If it happens he will be wanting us to carry on picking up points and pushing in every single game.

“If we could reach 100 points that would be a great achievement right through from the Chairman to the management staff, players and most of all the supporters who have given us great backing this season.”

Edwards is one of those players out of contract at the end of the season and, while he would love nothing more than to extend his Wolves stay, his focus remains firstly with the team and achieving this season’s objective.

He added:  “At the moment nothing is being said because everyone is focused on getting the job done and getting promotion.

“We will then have to see what happens.

“If there is an offer on the table then great because the club have been really good to me over the last six years and I would love to be here again next season.

“In the same way though if the gaffer doesn’t feel it is right for me to be here I will leave with some very happy memories.

“I have loved my time here and the club have been a big part of my life both for me and my family but we will have to wait and see what happens.”

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