Edwards confident of survival
Midfielder feels FA Cup run could help Wolves' top-flight prospects
By Chris Galea. Last Updated: January 5, 2012 3:16pm
Dave Edwards: Midfielder believes a positive FA Cup run will help Wolves' Premier League survival bid
Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards is confident the club can avoid relegation from the Premier League and feels a good FA Cup run could aid their quest for survival.
Mick McCarthy's side are currently two places and one point outside the relegation zone following a 2-1 home defeat by Chelsea on Monday.
The club head to local rivals Birmingham City on Saturday for an FA Cup third round tie, with the Blues having suffered relegation last season after winning the Carling Cup.
Edwards admits Wolves' main aim is to remain in the Premier League, but the Wales international does not believe a positive cup run will harm their ambitions.
Winning breeds confidence
"We'd definitely like to do well in the FA Cup this year and winning breeds confidence in any competition," Edwards told Sky Sports.
"We had a decent run in the Carling Cup and it gave all the boys that featured a lift and that can only benefit the league campaign.
"The FA Cup is a great competition and one that everyone wants to do well in, so if we can put a run together we'd love to go all the way.
"Birmingham away is a tough first game, but we will go there full of confidence and keen to progress into the next round."
He added: "I'm confident that we will avoid relegation again this season and I feel that everyone else at the club does as well, including the manager.
"We know that there is a lot more to come from us in the next few weeks and months, so hopefully we can find those extra gears and increase our points tally along the way to get to that safety mark as quick as possible."