Could one-time target Dave Edwards increase Nottingham Forest's worries against Wolves?

Luton Town's David Edwards (C) celebrates scores his sides first goal with teammates Calvin Andrew (L) and David Bell (R)

Dave Edwards signed for Wolves rather than Nottingham Forest in 2008 - and he could come back to haunt them on Tuesday.

Luton Town's David Edwards (C) celebrates scores his sides first goal with teammates Calvin Andrew (L) and David Bell (R)

If Nottingham Forest had their way a decade ago, Dave Edwards may be lining up in red rather than Wolverhampton Wanderers’ gold in Tuesday’s Championship clash.

According to the Daily Mirror, Forest were heading the queue for the young Welsh midfielder as he prepared to leave cash-strapped Luton Town in the winter of 2008.

The Hatters were mired in administration and set for an alarming descent down the divisions, eventually plummeting into non-league. Therefore, they made it clear that their prized asset would be sold to the highest bidder.

However, offering £675,000, Wolves blew Forest out of the water and secured the signature of a player who, nine years on, remains an integral part of their starting XI, the BBC reported.

While Forest have endured almost endless upheaval in recent seasons, players arriving and departing as quick as their managers, Edwards has been a pillar of consistency amid frequent chaos at Molineux.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Dave Edwards celebrates after the game

From three seasons in the Premier League to a spell in League One, the 31-year-old has seen it all in Wolves colours. And, in his tenth year at Molineux, he is improving with age. Edwards has scored ten Championship goals this season, making 2016/17 the most prolific campaign of his career.

In fact, only one player in the Forest squad, Britt Assombalonga, can match the prolific midfielder’s tally since the start of the season.

Nottingham Forest’s Britt Assombalonga scores their first goal

And, heading to the City Ground for a midweek clash, he could plummet Forest into severe peril by maintaining his impressive recent form. Mark Warburton’s hosts are just two points above the drop zone and a winning goal from ‘the one that got away’ would only pour salt into their open wounds.

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