Edwards hoping for a point
Wolves midfielder David Edwards is determined to heap further misery on opponents Man Utd when they travel to Old Trafford this weekend.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 10/12/11 3:47pm
Wolves midfielder David Edwards is determined to heap further misery on opponents Manchester United when they travel to Old Trafford this weekend.
The Red Devils are reeling following their shock exits from both the Carling Cup and UEFA Champions League in the space of just seven days.
A 2-0 defeat against Basel sent the Swiss outfit into the knockout stages of Europe's premier competition at United's expense on Wednesday, whilst Championship side Crystal Palace caused an upset with a 2-1 extra-time win at Old Trafford in the Carling Cup last week.
The Wales international told skysports.com that he expects a reaction from the reigning Premier League champions, but is determined to go one better than last season's trip to Old Trafford.
"It isn't a bad time to play them with a few injuries and obviously the disappointment of going out of the Champions League prematurely," said Edwards.
"They will be definitely be up for the game this weekend and they will be keen to bounce back from not only the defeat in Basel, but also the Carling Cup defeat to Palace at home.
"Hopefully, we can catch them on an off-day and play well ourselves and if that happens then you never know what can happen.
"We were unlucky there last season, conceding in the 94th minute with Park scoring to make it 2-1 and we were very unfortunate not to come away with a point that day because we played well.
"Hopefully, this time we can come away with a point or maybe even more, especially if we put a performance in anything like the one from last season."
Struggling Wolves received a timely confidence boost last weekend after coming from a goal down to beat relegation rivals Sunderland 2-1.
This followed a tough run of games including trips to Chelsea, Everton and Manchester City and Edwards was delighted to get back to winning ways.
He said: "It was a huge win looking back on it because if we had lost it we'd have been sucked further towards the relegation zone. It has given us a bit of a confidence boost too, which we have been lacking in recent weeks.
"It was a tough run of games, but we still expected to pick up a few more points than we did and some of our performances just weren't good enough.
"Chelsea away was a good example of that and we were very poor in the first half there and it was a game which no one expected anything from us, so games like that are always disappointing when you come away with nothing.
"Hopefully, we can keep our home form against the teams around us, good, and that should stand us in good stead."