Edwards targets January return

The 23-year-old Welshman picked up the knock against Tottenham

earlier in the month following a clash with Benoit Assou-Ekotto,

while Michael Kightly and Andy Keogh are also in the treatment room

with similar problems. Having undergone successful surgery, Edwards

is hoping to return as soon as possible and aid his team as they

look to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season. “I

had the surgery a couple of weeks ago and it’s all coming along

well as far as I’m aware,” he told the club’s official website. “It

was obviously disappointing to get injured especially over the

Christmas period when there were some good games. But there’s

nothing I can do about it – it was just one of those freak

accidents. “Myself and Kights (Michael Kightly) have had exactly

the same operation which is strange. “If all goes according to plan

there’s a chance it (return date) could be before the end of

January. “It would be nice to be available again and maybe the

three of us could come back and refresh things a little bit if

needed. “But I’ve seen how hard it was to get in the team before so

I’m under no illusions having come out injured about getting back

in again. “I’m looking forward to getting back towards fitness and

have started a bit of cardio vascular work now. “Hopefully I’ll

then come back stronger when I return.” Edwards may not be an

automatic choice in the first-team for manager Mick McCarthy when

he returns to the fold after a number of players have performed

admirably in midfield. Wolves’ next game is a trip to Prenton Park

to play Tranmere on Saturday in the third round of the FA Cup.