Edwards aims for regular role
Dave Edwards is aiming to keep his place in the Wolves side after making his first league start this term.
By Ben Collins
Last Updated: 29/09/10 5:08pm
Dave Edwards is looking to hold down a place in the Wolves side after making his first league start of the season.
The Wales midfielder returned against Aston Villa on Sunday for just his third league start in over nine months.
The 24-year-old suffered an ankle injury against Tottenham last December and is hoping to keep his place having returned to full fitness and got back into first-team contention.
"It was great to get my first league start of the season," he told the club's official website.
"I felt a little bit rusty at first because no matter how much you've trained it, always takes time to get used to the pace of a Premier League game again.
"But it was great to get back out there and I thought I was more involved as the game went on. I started to relax a bit more and play my football.
"I didn't feel at my best in the first half but thought I was more involved in the second up until my legs started to go with 10 minutes left.
"Fingers crossed I can keep myself in the team, get a run going and continue to improve."
Wolves switched to a 4-3-3 system during the game against Villa and Edwards caused confusion in the box as Matt Jarvis' cross ended up in the visitors' net to make it 1-1.
Emile Heskey's late winner condemned Wolves to a third defeat in their opening six games but Edwards is happy to continue in a wide role if it means keeping his place.
"With the three in the centre of midfield it does give me a little bit more license to go forward," Edwards added.
"It was on the right when I got in with a good chance in the first half. My natural position has always been in the middle but playing out wide is just as good for me as it means I'm in the team and I do enjoy it out there."
Wolves will aim to bounce back from the Villa setback on Saturday away to Wigan, where they claimed their first Premier League win of the season last August after winning the 2008/09 Championship title.
"Wigan away holds great memories for the team," Edwards added. "And on a personal note it was also my first Premier League start.
"We need to pick up a result again this weekend but we go there still full of confidence despite losing three games because we've been playing well.
"If I get the nod I'll hope to start the game as I finished the last. If I can do that and keep my place then I'll be doing everything I can to help the team try to get three points."