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Edwards: No Chelsea Hangover


13:08 27th September 2012

Midfielder says more to come

Dave Edwards is confident Wolves will be unaffected by Tuesday’s 6-0 defeat at Chelsea heading into the return to league hostilities with Sheffield Wednesday.


Edwards was captain for the game at Stamford Bridge, and now faces a wait to see if he can retain his place when the Owls come to town on Saturday (3pm).


But whichever team is selected, the Welsh international midfielder believes Wolves can continue the improvement shown in winning three league games in a row prior to Chelsea.


“I’m pretty sure we won’t take any of that into Saturday’s game,” he said.


“We’ve just had a week where we’ve taken nine points out of nine in the league and we’re full of confidence and I don’t think the defeat at Chelsea will affect that.


“We’ve got three wins in a row in the league without playing our best football by any stretch of the imagination.


“There’s still a lot more to come from this team and hopefully we’ll carry on improving every game, continuing on Saturday.


“I think we’ve got the quality in the squad to go up this season and hopefully we can keep this run going with a good result against Sheffield Wednesday.


“We were in for a ‘cool down’ yesterday when the other boys were training and we’ll all crack on looking forward to Saturday in a positive mood.”


Edwards does however expect a different sort of game to the last two league victories, when Ipswich and Peterborough were picked off on the counter with Wolves the away team.

He added:  “It will be a lot different to our last two away games because it was a lot easier for us to sit off them, keep our shape and then hit them on the counter-attack, which we did particularly well against Peterborough.


“At home we’ve got to be more forward thinking and hopefully we can do that because it’s so important in this league to win your home games.


“That’s the key to doing well in the Championship – we’ve won two and drawn one out of three home games in the league and we need to keep that record going.”


Edwards was also full of praise for the near 1,000 following at Stamford Bridge, who stayed right behind the team despite the scoreline.


“The fans paid their money and I thought they were brilliant,” he added.


“I hope they saw that even though the result didn’t go our way, we gave 100 per cent and put all our effort into the game – that’s what we always try to do.


“The manager picks a squad and he’s entitled to use everyone in that squad otherwise there’s no point having it.


“He put out a team he thought was capable of doing well and it just didn’t happen on the night.”



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