Edwards takes it to Hart

Midfielder looking forward to playing against his friend

David Edwards: Welshman says Wolves will be more than a match for Manchester City on Sunday

David Edwards knows Wolves face a tough test against Manchester City but is looking forward to lining up against goalkeeper Joe Hart once again.

The midfielder is good friends with the young City shot-stopper whom he knows from their Shrewsbury days together.

Edwards put their friendship to the test last season when he hit the winner against the England man.

And Edwards is hoping to do the same again on Sunday as Wolves need to end a winless run of ten games if they are to stand any chance of avoiding the drop.

Highlight

"Joe took it well last season," he told the club's official website. "He was obviously disappointed City had lost but was kind enough to say that, if anyone had to stick a winner past him, he was glad it was me.

"It was probably the individual highlight of my club career but I don't think he would accept it the same now that City have so much riding on every game.

"We go back a long way to Shrewsbury days and I saw his Dad, who is actually from a family of Wolves fans, in one of our local shops recently.

"Joe is probably in the top three goalkeepers in the world and it's a pleasure to see him doing so well. I think City are better than last season and are mentally stronger, so we will have to play really well to take something off them."

Another defeat would make it very difficult for his side to remain in the Premier League for another season.

The club are rock bottom and sitting eight points off safety with just four games to go.

And things could get worse if results go against them and they could go into the game with the gap even bigger with all the clubs involved in the relegation fight playing the day before.

Beating

But Edwards remains upbeat about the game and believes their recent performances against City gives them hope.

"As well as beating them here last season, we led up there for quite a while and we've run them close once or twice at their ground," he added. "So we know we can do well against them.

"We were pushing hard for an equaliser there in the final few minutes this season after they hadn't looked like breaking us down until Wayne made a very rare mistake.

"Even in the Carling Cup at Molineux in October, we took the lead and played really well for half an hour before they killed us with goals before half-time.

"They are a side we feel we can play well against and we can take confidence from past meetings. But obviously they have so much ability in their side that we know we have to see it through for the full 90 minutes."