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Wolves boss anticipates attacking role for Edwards

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Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett wants to use midfielder David Edwards in an attacking role during the 2014-15 Championship season.

Edwards, who has won 26 caps for Wales, scored nine goals from 31 games in all competitions last season as Wolves were promoted back to the second tier at the first attempt as League One champions.

The former Shrewsbury Town and Luton Town man has been used in right-wing and central midfield positions since moving to Molineux six years ago, but Jackett does not believe those roles are best suited to the 28-year-old’s game, and intends to play him behind a centre-forward once the forthcoming campaign gets underway.

“Although he’s down as a midfield player I don’t think Dave Edwards is a 4-4-2 player,” the ex-Millwall boss was quoted as saying by the Express & Star.

“In central midfield I think him doing that donkey work and not being able to get forward limits him.

“I don’t think he’s a wide right and he’s not an out-and-out forward.

“So, as a third midfield player, behind the striker – whatever the term is – he’s very good at being in the centre of the pitch breaking forward and getting into the box, and he can finish. That’s where I want to play him.”

Wolves return to the Championship on 10 August, when they take on newly-relegated Norwich City, and are due to face League Two outfit Northampton Town two days later in the first round of the League Cup.

David Edwards will be used in an attacking role by Wolves manager Kenny Jackett

David Edwards will be used in an attacking role by Wolves manager Kenny Jackett


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