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Dave Edwards suggests Wolves have struggled to perform against 'lower' clubs

Former Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards has suggested the players have struggled when coming up against ‘lower’ clubs this season.

Wanderers are limping to the finish line in 2021/22.

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Over the past couple of months the team have really struggled.

They were in a really good position not so long ago, but have turned in some really sorry performances at the business end of the season.

Wolves are winless in six games, and it’s Liverpool on the final day and the Reds are looking to snatch the Premier League title away from Manchester City.

In the eyes of Edwards, Wolves’ home form as been ‘abject’ this season. And that has been in-part down to struggling against ‘lower’ clubs.

He wrote in his latest Express & Star column: “I think the fans appreciated the team’s efforts against City last week, when we were beaten by far the better team and had a go at times.

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“It would’ve been accepted a lot more with a big performance on Sunday against Norwich.

“But I’ve written several times this season, when a lower club comes to Molineux the connection between players and fans isn’t there. The players need to drive that by starting fast. It was a bleak first half on Sunday.

“It’s something for the management to work on. You need to get fans off their seats early, play quicker, cross it in, whatever.”

More urgency required from Wolves at the start of games, especially at home

Edwards may well have a point.

It has been rare this season that Wolves have really flown out of the traps at Molineux. The game against Watford – which ended up 4-0 – is perhaps the anomaly.

For whatever reason, it takes Wolves a long time to get the into games and get the feel of them.

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Next season, we need to see massive intensity right from the very start, regardless of who the opponent is.

The players need to give the supporters a reason to be raucous.