Wolves have been in awful form this season as their poor start is threatening to snowball into an awful season.
Wolves have slowly been dropping down the Championship table this season to the point in which the now find themselves sitting in 21st place in the league, level on points and goal difference with Wigan, who fill the last relegation spot. Their current predicament means any lingering hope of reaching the play-offs is slowly ebbing away and Dave Edwards told the Express and Star that his side are now just battling to stay in the league.
Paul Lambert oversaw his first home game last weekend, but it was not the winning start he or the fans would have been hoping for. They were very poor in their 2-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday, offering very little going forward and they looked shaky in defence too.
Wolverhampton Wanderers' David Edwards celebrates with Cameron Borthwick-Jackson
They are now in desperate need of a win against QPR on Thursday evening as they look to kickstart their season. The London side are also struggling of late, but they have a five point cushion between themselves and the relegation zone, something that Wolves cannot boast. In the build up to the game, Dave Edwards spoke to the Express and Star: "You can stop talking about play-offs and promotion and all that. It is about staying in this division at the moment and results is the only way we are going to do that".
"It’s about steel and nerve. It is a pressure cooker. I’ve been fortunate to play in the Premier League with Wolves and that is a real pressure cooker but the Championship is the same and if you don’t get it right, it will eat you up and spit you out".
It is vital for Wolves that they find a way to pick up a win against QPR as they could find themselves in 23rd place by the end of the game week.
Wolves' David Edwards (R) celebrates
Edwards realises the need for his teammates to accept that they are in a battle for their Championship lives, so that they can adjust their expectations accordingly.
Paul Lambert was able to add a solidity in their first game, however, that did not transmit to their first home game. It is likely to be something that the team will focus on hugely as they were particularly weak under former coach Walter Zenga. Under their former manager there was some optimism surrounding his start as Wolves had hit a fairly good run of form, however, that quickly dissipated.
With Lambert too, the optimism is already waning as the fans were desperate to see a victory soon after his appointment to galvanise the players and supporters. Perhaps their game against QPR constitutes the chance for Wolves' players to right the wrongs of their season so far.
David Edwards scores for Wolves