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Edwards says Wolves will need to weather a storm at Villa

Former Wolves midfielder David Edwards has looked ahead to Saturday’s clash with Aston Villa.

Edwards thinks there might be a contrast between how Villa and Wolves approach the game.

He warned in his Express and Star column that Wolves may need to weather a storm before using their attacking quality to win the game.

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“I know the West Brom game is the biggest one in the eyes of Wolves fans, but every time we play Villa home and away the atmosphere always has that little bit of extra noise to it,” he wrote.

“Especially when you go to Villa Park, it’s hostile, but you always find the Wolves fans are in excellent voice there. You can hear them out-singing the Villa fans and that makes it a great experience as a player.

“The international break has come at the wrong time for Wolves, who are going into the game in good form. When they return they won’t have too much time to work on tactics, and it’ll be interesting which way it goes.

“Villa have more British players and staff, so they’ll be trying to turn it more into a proper English derby day, so Wolves will have to weather that storm early on.”

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Wolves have made slow starts in certain games this season and they cannot afford for that to happen here.

This will be a closely fought game but Wolves have no reason to fear anyone with Hwang Hee-Chan and Raul Jimenez in hot form.

A clean sheet would be a fantastic springboard for a result in a game which could be decided by the odd goal.