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Midfielder's First


10:51 28th November 2013

Edwards reflects on Tranmere victory.

Dave Edwards scored his first goal of the season with a deft header against Tranmere on Tuesday evening.


Whilst there was an element of luck about Leigh Griffiths’s opening strike, there was no doubting that Wolves fully merited the three points.


Edwards admitted: “The first goal was a bit fortunate but we were worthy of a goal. The second killed the game before half-time.


“We played well in the second half but we should be scoring five or six goals in that half.


“I felt we got a little bit lazy in front of goal, maybe. It was too easy, if you like, at times.


“No disrespect to them (Tranmere). We had the chances but the final ball wasn’t quite good enough.


“They are the games you should enjoy and you should enjoy scoring five or six.


“But that takes us into Saturday nicely and if we win at Peterborough it puts a real stamp on the league. And it really puts some points between us and the chasers.”


Asked whether he felt Kenny Jackett would be investing in further strike power during the forthcoming transfer window, Edwards said: “I don’t think so. Well, he could do, but we’ve got four good strikers with Doyle, Griff, Björn and Cass.


“So I think we have enough firepower here now, it is just getting them scoring.


“We have started to play a new system in the last few games which we are getting used to and when you have got someone like Doyle who can be clever and drop in the hole, and make that second striker, it is great for us.


“I just think we are really coming together and putting a stamp on the league.”


One of the quartet mentioned, Jake Cassidy is still looking to break his senior duck with Wolves with a first goal being viewed as the potential first of many.


“Yes he does need that goal,” agreed Edwards. “Similar to me. Mine was an instinctive one and Cass needs one that he doesn’t need to think about.


“I had a couple of chances against Oldham and had too much time to think about it.


“He needs one to flash at him and to get something on it. That would be nice.


“He just needs to keep getting in those positions. He is a big strong lad. He won all of his headers and ran the channels hard.


“He is a great back-up to Griff and will be pushing for a starting place as well.”


But, back to his own first goal – a header from Bakary Sako’s corner. “It was my first of the season and it was nice to get it.


“I am playing a lot deeper role at the moment which I am enjoying but it is always nice to get on the scoresheet and hopefully there’ll be a few more to come.”

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