Kenny Jackett stresses the importance of Dave Edwards and Carl Ikeme for Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers have one of the youngest squads in the Championship this season.

Kenny Jackett has told the Express and Star that Carl Ikeme and Dave Edwards will be important for Wolverhampton Wanderers this season.

Wolves have assembled one of the youngest squads in the Championship and their lack of experience has been exposed on occasion this term.

The weight of expectation has weighed heavy on Jackett’s youthful squad, who have been languishing in mid-table for much of the campaign so far.

After back-to-back victories, though, optimism has increased at Molineux and Jackett has called for his two longest-serving players to guide their less experienced team-mates through this challenging time.

"There are some senior players here who’ve been through many ups and downs, probably Carl Ikeme and David Edwards in particular have been through successful and non successful times here," Jackett is quoted as saying by the Express and Star.

"For those guys their leadership and influence is very important."

Ikeme was actually out of the Wolves team at the start of the season but seems to have re-established his place as the club’s number one stopper now.

Edwards, meanwhile, has played a prominent role for the Midlands outfit and has racked up 19 appearances already this season.

Wolves are currently in 11th place in the Championship table - nine points back off the play-off places. Jackett’s side’s next match comes against Brighton & Hove Albion tomorrow - can the Midlands outfit win again?

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