Dave Edwards pinpoints the two issues that have caused Wolverhampton Wanderers' poor start

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are currently sat in 14th place in the Championship table.

Dave Edwards has admitted to Wolverhampton Wanderers' website that his side’s season so far has felt like a transitional one.

Wolves have failed to live up to expectations, and they currently sit in 14th place in the Championship table.

Kenny Jackett’s side had been tipped as one of the favourites for promotion, but their chances of being a Premier League side next season now look slim.

And Edwards attributes his team’s poor start down to the fact that they lost Bakary Sako to Crystal Palace before the season started, and then Nouha Dicko picked up an injury.

“It feels like a transitional first few months of the season but hopefully isn’t a transitional year,” the Welsh international said.

“With losing players of the ilk of Sako, and then Nouha’s injury and a lot of speculation around different players at the start of the season, that affects us a group.

“You don’t want them to affect you but I think they do. You need to get your confidence back which I think we are starting to do.”

Wolves have been more difficult to beat in recent weeks and they have gone unbeaten in their last five matches.

However, four of those results have been draws and that has led them to remain in the middle of the table.

Wolves are nine points off the play-off places as things stand and only a serious upturn in their form will see them get back into top six contention.

Wolves’ next match comes against Leeds United later this evening.

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