Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert
Paul Lambert has heaped praise upon Dave Edwards for the loyalty he has shown to Wolves and the quality he provides, but insisted that the midfielder has not received the credit he deserves from elsewhere, the Express and Star reports.
Edwards has been one of Wolves' standout players this season. He has already achieved his best goalscoring tally in a single league season, with 10 goals coming in 35 Championship fixtures.
And Lambert has suggested that the Welshman has been a vital player at Molineux this season, just like he has many times before.
“It’s unfair. People come to clubs now and leave after a year. They talk about how much they love it and then bang, they are away," he said, as reported by the Express and Star.
“That is where the game falls down. Dave Edwards has fought through year after year, the ups and downs. He’s an international player.
David Edwards of Wolves
“Players like that are worth their weight in gold. I really appreciate having him here.
“He has had ups and downs with this club but he has always done it when it matters.
Though Wolves' position in the Championship is still somewhat precarious - they sit five points clear of the bottom three with nine games left, despite sitting in 16th in the table - their situation would arguably be a lot more bleak if it was not for Edwards' form.
Wolverhampton Wanderers' David Edwards celebrates scoring
He is the side's top goalscorer in the league, with only Helder Costa also scoring more than five times.
And with the team arguably still in a period of transition following the struggles that came from Walter Zenga's disappointing tenure, Edwards' consistency and reliability could be extremely valuable over the coming seasons as they try and move themselves up the table.