Date: 5th December 2016 at 9:57pm
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Yesterday Wolverhampton Wanderers confirmed that Dave Edwards had now signed a new two and a half year deal keeping him at the Molineux.

The Welsh midfielder was out of contract come next summer but the 30 year old’s future has now been sorted with the contract extension, and Wolves also hold a further 12 month option on that deal.

Edwards has so far made 274 appearances for the club, seeing him sit in 30th place in our all time appearance list and he will of course have been with us for nine years when we enter the New Year.

Speaking to the Official Website after putting pen to paper on his new deal, the player explained.

‘I am both proud and excited to have agreed a deal to extend my stay at this great club. When you go into your last year, there is always that little doubt about injuries and what may happen, so it is great to have got something sorted out. It is great for a player to have that reassurance that the club want you, and that Wolves wanted me as much as I wanted to stay here. To be part of this club is amazing – I still remember the day I signed and even just making my first appearance was a huge honour. To have extended that stay into possibly 11, 12 years, is just incredible, and I feel a very fortunate man. It is great that the gaffer wanted to get this deal sorted out and now it is up to me to reward him on the pitch with my performances.’

With new head coach Paul Lambert only just being through the door, clearly Edwards has impressed him already and speaking himself after the deal was done Lambert explained.

‘I think it was important for us to get Dave`s future secured. First and foremost he can still do it on the pitch, – he is a terrific professional with terrific energy levels and he has got a goal in him as well. He also knows the club, and his influence around the place, the character that he is, and his experience, is needed to help what is a fairly young squad of players. I think this is great news for the club and also for Dave himself.’

Wolves Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell was also pleased to see the deal done and he said of the 38 Welsh cap who made three appearances at their fantastic European Championship adventure over the summer.

‘We are all delighted that Dave has agreed a deal to extend his stay at Wolves beyond the end of this season. He has been at Wolves for almost nine years, and isn`t far off 300 appearances, and has been through some good times and some tough times both as a player and with the team. His experience and professionalism, as well as the ability which has seen him picked so regularly for both club and country by a series of different managers and coaches, makes him a key part of Paul`s plans going forward, and is particularly important when the squad has gone through a period of change.’

Thelwell went on to say.

‘We talk a lot at Wolves about having good people as well as good players, and Dave fits into both of those categories and always leads by example whatever the team`s fortunes on the pitch. We are pleased to have him on board as Paul looks to take the club forward to successful times in the coming years.’