Royals midfielder Dave Edwards hopes that he can play his part at Molienux against his former club of nine years... and the 32-year-old wants to do so, not for the headlines, but for the good of the team.
In an interview with Sky Sports, who are broadcasting game this Saturday, the centre-midfielder explained: “It’s been a really frustrating time for me, just as much as the team.
“Obviously, I want to be out there because I believe that I can help the team as we try to get some results.
“I’m desperate to play every single game but, when I left Wolves, this was the first fixture that I was looking for and I was unfortunate when we played them here at the Madejski not to start that game.”
On the recent run of form, Edwards added: “I think the fans want to be winning football games, and whenever you aren’t, rightly so – you are going to get that level of criticism.
“They are obviously disappointed and the only way we can change that is through our performances and results out on the pitch.”
Previewing the test of coming up against his former employers, Edwards explained that now is as a good a time as any to face Wolves.
He was, however, hesitant in under-estimating the danger of the Sky Bet Championship league-leaders, describing them as a ‘wounded animal ready to fight’.
Edwards added: “It could go either way.
“I think, in a way, it is a good time to play Wolves because the confidence might not be as high as it was earlier in the season, but at the same time, they might be more of a wounded animal ready to come out and fight.
“Wolves have a lot of different options to choose from, so it is going to be really hard for us, but overall, I think the home fans will be a lot more worried than what Nuno and the team are.”