Goalscorer Dave Edwards has acknowledged that Tuesday’s win at Millwall will count for nothing if Wolves don’t follow up with another positive result at Nottingham Forest tomorrow (3pm).
Edwards capped an enterprising return to the starting ranks with the early opening goal at the New Den, and admitted he was keen to make a swift impact in the game having felt previous fixtures playing on the right of midfield had “passed me by”.
The 2-0 victory – Wolves’ first win in 14 – restored confidence levels among the Wolves squad which will certainly be put to the test at the City Ground against a Forest side which has won their last four under recently-appointed boss Billy Davies.
“I was just wanted to get into the game as early as I could,” says Edwards.
“I’d had a long time out with a hamstring injury and in the last two games I played on the right of midfield I felt it passed me by a little bit.
“I made a conscious decision to go looking for the ball inside against Millwall and I managed to get in that position a lot.
“To get a goal just topped it off.
“It means nothing if we now go to Nottingham Forest and lose.
“It’s all about one game at a time now and all our concentration is one that one now.
“They are a footballing side and it will be a different game with them playing a different way.
“We will be ready and well-drilled.
“It is important we keep picking up points so to get something at Forest will be good.
“We have to build on it and with the position we’re in its only points which will do that.
“If we string another win we can move up and it’s starting to get a little bunched together above us right now.
“It’s a good time for us to put a run together and claw our way out of the situation we’ve got ourselves in.
“We’ve taken four points from the last two games.
“There are teams above us who we can get and it’s only six points up to 14.
“It only takes teams to go on a bad run and others to go on a good run.
“It’s one game at a time though, we know it’s an important game on Saturday and that’s what we’ve got to concentrate on.
“I said at Derby a few weeks ago we needed a catalyst, we needed a win, because you don’t get that confidence anywhere else apart from winning football matches.
“If we get a decent result at Forest it can set us up for the home games.”
Edwards meanwhile insists the squad’s commitment hasn’t wavered despite the recent poor run of results, and that sometimes it looks like they are struggling due to a lack of confidence rather than effort.
“I don’t think there’s any game where the lads haven’t given 100 per cent,” he added.
“We’re desperate to win games.
“We work our socks off and it happens sometimes where confidence is low and the other team are playing well.
“I’m sure the fans will see we looked a million miles better on Tuesday than we did in the last few weeks.”