Few people expected Wolves to have sunk into full-blown crisis mode before the festive period.
David Edwards insists that Paul Lambert has made an impact behind the scenes at Wolves despite their poor displays since his appointment, and admits that the manager may be ready to turf out underperforming players in January, the Express and Star reports.
Lambert was parachuted in last month to arrest a concerning slide down the table that has left Wolves level on points with third bottom Cardiff City, with his two games in charge so far yielding a goalless draw against Preston and a home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
The Midlands side spent handsomely in the summer on a number of new signings after their protected takeover by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International, and Edwards admitted to the Express and Star on Monday that the owners were unlikely to let sentiment cloud their ambition.
And the long-serving midfielder has now added that Lambert would be willing to cast off players who are not performing to the required level as Wolves look to face up to the prospect of an unexpected relegation battle this season.
“He has [made an impact]. It didn’t look like it in the first half on Saturday [against Wednesday], but he is trying to make us more resolute and that has to be the platform we build off and it is about being strong in defence and strong in midfield,” the Welsh international told the Express and Star.
"He will get it right and if he is not happy with some of us, he is going to change it in January.
"We need to sharpen our ideas up and show him we are worthy of being in this football team."
Edwards has more reason for concern than most, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.