Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Dave Edwards has signed a new three year deal with the club as he battles back from injury.
“It is a great confidence booster to feel wanted at a club,” Edwards told the club’s website, “for the gaffer to say he wants to offer me a new contract shows he has got faith in me.”
Edwards signed for the club in 2008 for an undisclosed fee and has impressed the Molinuex faithful with his commitment and drive, especially during the first half of last season when Wolves returned to the Premier League.
An ankle injury ruled him out for most of the second half of the season, and a torn abductor suffered whilst on international duty has limited his appearances to just the one this season.
But Edwards is back to full fitness and pushing for a starting spot in the first team for the trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday – Wolves are a big price at 7/1 to come away with all three points.
Chris Baird has also secured his future at Fulham after signing a deal that will see him through to 2013.
The defender played a key role in Fulham’s march to the Europa League final last year, and has started the season strongly under new manager Mark Hughes.
Baird, a Northern Ireland international, is optimistic about Fulham’s chances of repeating last year’s success under Hughes.
“’I’m looking forward to the same again,” said Baird, “hopefully we can qualify for Europe again or win a cup or something like that – we’ve had a good start to the Premier League so we’ll just see how things progress.”
Fulham make the trip north to Blackburn on Saturday and are 13/5 to secure the three points that could move them into the top four.
Blackburn are 11/10 to win at Ewood Park. See the latest Barclays Premier League football betting markets here.