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Edwards commits to Wolves

Wales midfielder pens new three-year contract

Edwards: New three-year deal

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David Edwards has become the latest player to commit his future to Wolves after signing a new three-year contract.

"To know I'm going to be here for another three years and that the manager wants me here is something I'm very proud of particularly having come here from a lower league club."

Edwards on new deal

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The former Luton Town midfielder had just 12 months remaining on his existing deal, but is now tied to the Molineux outfit until the summer of 2012.

Edwards joins Karl Henry, Kevin Foley, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Jody Craddock in agreeing new deals following promotion from the Championship.

The Wales international is now looking forward to the challenge of keeping Mick McCarthy's side in England's top flight.

Delighted

"I'm delighted to sign the new contract," he told the club's official website. "It's something that had been ongoing over the summer.

"To know I'm going to be here for another three years and that the manager wants me here is something I'm very proud of particularly having come here from a lower league club.

"Signing a contract to go into the Premier League is something I have to pinch myself about if I look back over the last three or four years.

"I'm certainly not taking anything for granted though and feel very privileged to be in the position I'm in."

Edwards concedes he was unsure how big a role he would end up playing at the club when he first joined and is thrilled to have become a regular.

Squad retention

The winger is looking to retain his place in the Premier League this season and believes keeping McCarthy's squad together will be paramount to staying up.

"When I first came to Wolves I didn't really know how much of a part I'd play in the team," he continued. "I managed to get into the team and then managed to play a big part last year.

"I certainly feel I'm part of the squad and looking forward to trying to carry on being involved next season. Going into the Premier League is the next challenge.

"The gaffer has got a very good nucleus here which he doesn't want to break up and the lads have done their utmost on the pitch to help each other and help the team be successful.

"It's good that he's keeping the squad together but he's obviously also going to bring in some extra quality as well to add to what's already here."