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“We matched them all over the pitch… but it’s fine lines!”

Edwards on defeat to former employers

19 November 2017

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Almost a decade spent at Molineux, but there was only one team that Dave Edwards wanted to win on Saturday. And the midfielder’s disappointment was palpable to have been on the wrong end of a 2-0 defeat for Reading at the hands of Wolves.

“It was a bit strange before the game – seeing everyone and being used to playing in Wolves colours for so long, and with the away fans here as well,” Edwards said.  “But as soon as the game started, I was just desperate to get the win for Reading.

“We had the chances today but unfortunately we just couldn’t quite get over the line.  They scored goals at important times and killed off the game in the end.

“Before they scored their first, Swifty had his shot that was touched onto the post and then Mo closed down the goalie and how it didn’t go in, we’ll never know.  So we were disappointed to be a goal down, and then your gameplan changes a little bit.

“Towards the end we had to push forward to try and get that goal, and they caught us on the counter.


“There are positives to take out of the game, but if we want to be in the top six, these are the games that we need to be winning when we create so many chances.

“Wolves are such a top team and I’d be very surprised if they don’t finish in the top two.  They’ll be the team to beat… and we matched them all over the pitch today.  It was just the fine lines of who gets the ball in the back of the net.  Unfortunately we couldn’t do that.

“There are positives, but we’ve also got to be realistic.  We’re disappointed not to have picked up a result today, but the good thing about the Championship is that we’ve got another game on Tuesday and another on Saturday, and we can still turn this into a good week.”

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