Midfielder David Edwards today declared ‘we did it for Dean’ after Wolves claimed their first win under manager Dean Saunders.
The Wales international scored in last night’s 2-0 victory at Millwall which lifted Wolves out of the Championship drop zone.
It was Saunders’ first win in 10 games in charge at Molineux – and Wolves’ first victory in 14 games – to ease the pressure.
And Edwards dedicated the win, which was capped by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake’s brilliant overhead kick, to Saunders.
He said: “It was for him, he’s so enthusiastic and it’s a big result for the manager.
“He’s inherited a bit of bad form and low confidence and he tries every day to instil a bit of confidence back into us. The lads are 100 per cent behind him.
“Hopefully we can build on it, get through to the end of the season, stay in the league and go next season. I’m sure if we go on a little run now the fans will be right behind him. He deserves a few results for how hard he works.
“He lives and breathes football and that’s what this club needs. If the supporters knew what he was like at the training ground and how passionate he is they would love him.
"They had know he gives everything he’s got and it’s up to the players to match his enthusiasm.”
Edwards struck his first goal since August – and just his second of the season – to fire Wolves into an early lead. Ebanks-Blake sealed the win and Edwards now wants to hit the goal trail.
He said: “I’m not great with goals this year. I’ve only got the two and I should be scoring more, especially in this league. It’s only my second of the season so hopefully it can kick-start me with goals.”