Edwards inks Wolves deal
By Andrew Scurr. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Mick McCarthy has completed his first deal as Wolverhampton Wanderers manager by securing defender Rob Edwards to a new three-year contract.
The 23-year-old still had a year left on his current deal but former manager Glenn Hoddle was keen to tie the right back to a new long-term deal.
Edwards has now committed himself to the Molineux club until 2009 as Wolves look to push for promotion back to The Premiership next season.
After enjoying two excellent campaigns with Hoddle, the former Aston Villa stopper is excited by the new regime under McCarthy.
"I've thoroughly enjoyed my two years at Wolves," he told the club's official website. "The only thing that was missing was promotion and we have to try and put that right.
"It was at the end of last season that the old manager approached me about a contract extension.
"I'm delighted to sign the new contract and I'm looking forward to working with Mick McCarthy and his staff and helping play a part in getting us up.
"The new manager went straight into it (in his first training session). I don't suppose there's any time for messing about with less than two weeks to go until the start of the new season.
"So, after a few introductions, the players just got on with it and it turned out to be quite a good session."
Edwards moved to Wolves from Aston Villa in 2004 after failing to earn regular first-team football with the Premiership club.
He had previously had stints on loan at Derby and Crystal Palace before sealing the permanent switch to the Black Country.