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Edwards On The Spot


11:42 28th April 2014

Midfielder's thanks to team-mates

In-form Dave Edwards today paid tribute to his team-mates for providing the ammunition for his recent hot scoring streak, continued in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Coventry.

The midfielder’s neat finish was his sixth goal in nine games as his return to the side has co-incided with the most prolific scoring spell of his career to date.

It was a precise finish to Bakary Sako’s cross and Edwards believes the creativity among his attacking team-mates has paved the way for him making the most of his trademark breaks into the penalty area.

“It’s moments like that which change games and he’s a matchwinner,” Edwards said of the pass.

“To have someone like him coming off the bench is great and it’s nice as an attacker to know that when he gets the ball, he’s going to put it in a dangerous area.

“I don’t think we got the crosses in the box in the first half which is a shame because we were never going to be able to play through them on that pitch.

“So at half-time the manager asked us to get it wide and get balls in the box.

“I thought we did that in the second half and we got our rewards for it.

“Having those players around me helps so much – Sako spotted my run and put it in a great cross.

“I was lucky enough to get on the end of it but it’s been like that since I came back into the team in March time.

“I just thank the players around me because they make it easy to play with.

“It was one of those games where I was on the outskirts all the way through and wasn’t really getting into it so it was nice to get that one chance and put it away.

“It was disappointing to concede so quickly after taking the lead.

“I’m not trying to make excuses but it was a really difficult game because of the wind and the pitch and we weren’t able to play our usual game of getting the ball down and playing it out from the back.

“If we’d tried to do that it would have been suicidal and we’d have been caught in midfield so we had to play the conditions and we tried to get the ball out wide.”

Edwards was once again impressed by the level of support from a sellout following at the Sixfields Stadium on Saturday.

And he says the motivation of sending a sellout Molineux away happy is high on the agenda for Saturday’s final game of the season against Carlisle (3pm).

“With them not having many fans on Saturday it was great to see so many of ours and sell out again and create an atmosphere, otherwise it might have been hard to get going,” he said.

“Thanks to all the fans who travelled – they’ve been brilliant all season.

“We really wanted the three points for them because they cheer us on and deserve it.

“It’s set up beautifully now.

“We still need three points for the record and we’re at home in front of a full house on a good pitch so there will no excuses from us.

“Anyone who gets the chance to play in that game will want to do well.

“Hopefully we’ll have a good week in training and everyone will be up for it on Saturday.

“No one is thinking of the beaches just yet – we want that record in front of a sell-out crowd at Molineux and getting the trophy afterwards will be a great occasion to play in.”

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