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16:31 2nd January 2014

Edwards' reflects on Tranmere draw

Dave Edwards has always been keen to make forward runs from midfield – against Tranmere he did it from right back as well!

The Welsh international was deployed as a full back after a half time switch at Prenton Park as Kenny Jackett shuffled the pack for a ‘ten against ten’ second half following the dismissals of Richard Stearman and James Wallace.

Within nine minutes of the restarts Edwards had got forward to equalise via his second goal of the season against Tranmere, and almost got in again later on to latch onto a through ball from Kevin McDonald.

“I was trying to get forward as much as my legs would carry me,” said Edwards.

“The gaffer wanted me to play right-back in the second half which is somewhere I’ve played before for a few games and I just felt I had the running of the left-winger.

“I felt I got the wrong side of him at times and defensively I got caught out a couple of times when he ran at me but I enjoyed and almost got on the end of Kevin McDonald’s pass which would have been nice.

“The goal was one of those instinctive ones that I love – when you don’t have any time to think about it and it just comes naturally, rather the one-on-ones when you have a bit of time to think about it - they’re the more difficult ones.

“It might have looked harder but realistically, it’s easier when you have no time to think about it.

“I just concentrated on my connection but the keeper nearly kept it out.

“But I enjoyed it as well and it was nice to score in front of our fans.

“That’s two goals in two games against Tranmere – I need to add more goals to my game but I wasn’t expecting to do it from right-back.

“But I just want to stay in the team and if I can contribute goals at the same time I’ll be happy to do that.”

Aside from his goal, the over-riding feeling from Edwards was similar to that of team-mates and Kenny Jackett alike.

Namely frustration that Wolves didn’t make more of their opportunities particularly when dominating the second half.

“We dominated them but these are games we’ve got to win,” he said.

“So it’s disappointing to only come away with a point.

“In the circumstances, we showed good spirit but you need to claim three points when you’re that dominant.

“Tranmere were dogged but we should create more – we got into that final third a lot of times but that final pass or cross wasn’t there or we couldn’t carve them open as we’d like.

“We got into some good positions but it was always that final touch which let us down.

“We had a few chances but they had a couple as well on the counter and set-pieces and we had to defend them well.

“So it was disappointing not to score more.”

Edwards meanwhile acknowledged another fantastic away following from Wolves fans with over 1,500 making the New Year’s Day trip to Merseyside.

He added:  “As always, the Wolves fans packed out their end and made it a good atmosphere, like they do everywhere we go.

“It makes it easier for us to play in front of because it makes us feel like we’re the home team at times.

“I applaud them for coming to support us on New Year’s Day because I’m sure a few of them will have had hangovers.

“So to follow us to Merseyside was great from them and we really appreciated it.

“It was just unfortunate that we couldn’t get the three points for them.”

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