Want us to be on the front foot

Rob Edwards wants a proactive approach from Wolves as they face Derby in a lunchtime kick-off at Molineux on Saturday.

The Interim Head Coach explained that he his looking forward to the game and, above all else, wants the side to deliver for the home support


Speaking ahead of the match, the former defender said: "I want us to be positive, to enjoy the occasion, I want us to be on the front foot.


"Ideally I'd love us to be playing in their half and we want to be able to dominate that game and get the crowd off their seats with action.


"I want it to be entertaining. But at the same time make sure we're right at the other end as well, so staying in the game is really important, and finding the right balance.


"The players have been excellent. They've tried their best to implement one or two new things and another week of the same messages is always going to help.


"We've had a good week and I know they can deliver on the day. I'm expecting improvements from the Blackburn game.


"We're at home, which I think does give us that slight advantage. It's going to be a tough game but I'm really looking forward to it.


"I'd want to seize the initiative if we were at home or away. But yes, I want to get the fans onside, they're paying good money to come and see entertaining football so that's what we've got to try and deliver."


As speculation around the Wolves Head Coach position intensifies, Edwards was asked if he had applied for the role in his pre-match press conference.


He replied: "I haven't applied. They know what I want to do long-term (management).


"I've been open about that and at some stage it's something I definitely want to do.


"If it's this club – fantastic. It would be amazing. But saying that, they know also that I want to do whatever is best for the club. And they're going to pick whoever is right for the club.


"I have quite regular conversations with them because they're always around the training ground.


"I've had a couple of meetings explaining what we're doing, why we're doing it, what we've been working on, and they've been really supportive.


"I've had regular conversations in the past week or so. I wouldn't say it's an interview as such.


"I can't think of (these games) as an audition. Everyone keeps saying about me, but it's not about me, it's about the players.


"If they perform you get praise, but if they don't then that is down to me.


"It's not about whether I do well, I can't think like that, I have to concentrate on my job."


Edwards became the Wolves First Team Coach at the start of the 2015/16 season and, should a new Head Coach be appointed, he hopes to continue to work at the club.


"I certainly hope I'll still be here. I've enjoyed every role I've had at the club and it's a club that's really dear to me," commented Edwards.


"If someone else comes in, I'm more than happy to do whatever they want, as long as they want me to.


"I feel I can bring a lot. I'll serve this club in whatever way they want me to. And to the best of my ability.


"There's been investment, there's expectation at this club and if it means someone else coming in I'll work however they want me to work."