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Dave Edwards calls Jose Sa 'one of Wolves' best signings in recent years'

Dave Edwards has lavished praise on Jose Sa following the star’s penalty save for Wolves against Nottingham Forest.

The Molineux number one came in clutch on Saturday at Molineux, denying Brennan Johnson a golden chance to equalise.

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Wolves had taken the lead through Ruben Neves from the penalty sport, following a handball from Harry Toffolo.

But the Reds were then awarded a spot-kick of their own after a Matheus Nunes held Yates in the box.

But Sa guessed correctly, diving to his left to save from Johnson and spares Nunes’ blushes.

That was his second penalty save of the season.

Sa hasn’t quite hit the heights he did last season so far in 2022/23.

He did come into the new campaign without a full pre-season under his belt and he has also been carrying a wrist injury which has only just healed.

Hopefully Sa’s contributions on Saturday will be a turning point for him, and he can reach the levels he was at last season.

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When he’s on top form, there are few better than him in the Premier League.

Former Molineux midfielder Edwards has really sung Sa’s praises in his latest Express & Star column: “He is a top goalkeeper – he very rarely makes a mistake even though there have been a couple this year.

“He has been one of Wolves’ best signings in recent years. He has been playing through an injury, and his presence is massive for the backline. Hopefully, he will be able to strap it up and go again against Crystal Palace.”

Jose Sa’s form is absolutely crucial for Wolves as forwards struggle

It was great for Sa to make another penalty save on Saturday.

Hopefully he has taken massive confidence from that and uses it to come into some really good form now.

He’ll know he hasn’t quite been at it so far this term.

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It is really important for Wolves that he is playing well considering the struggles of the forwards.

If Wolves aren’t going to score goals, then it is vital to ensure they aren’t going in at the other end.

Sa was consistently excellent last term, and was ultimately a big reason Wolves didn’t finish any lower than 10th. The club need him at those high levels once again.