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David Edwards over injury niggles

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Unlucky Wolves midfielder David Edwards has declared war on his injury niggles by embarking on a special programme after a "nightmare" time.

Unlucky Wolves midfielder David Edwards has declared war on his injury niggles by embarking on a special programme after a "nightmare" time.

Already having suffered a torn thigh and a hamstring injury this season, the 24-year-old Wales international was hoping to celebrate his third anniversary at the club by making his comeback against Manchester City 10 days ago.

But Edwards, who is closing on his 100th appearance for Wolves, was hit by a sickness bug which delayed his availability until now, after being included in the reserve team to face Albion in the Black Country derby dress rehearsal at Telford tonight.

He said: "I've had a nightmare couple of weeks. In fact the whole season has just been so stop-start for me – I've had little niggling injuries and I'm desperate to put it behind me.

"I'm going to work extremely hard in the gym on my 'pre-hab' to make sure my body's strong enough to cope with the intensity of the games, so I don't keep getting these muscle pulls.

"Hopefully I can benefit on the pitch as well by playing more games and more minutes."

Edwards is finally fit and well again after shaking off the bug.

He said: "I got a sore hamstring in the Doncaster game, but I thought nothing of it and reckoned I would be fit for the following weekend. But the Manchester City game came a couple of days too soon.

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"I trained last Monday and Tuesday but then picked up a sickness bug. I was up most of Wednesday night with it and I was off on Thursday. I came in on Friday, but it was too soon to train and be involved to play at the weekend.

"I think a few people - including the gaffer - in and around the club had the bug but I just feel ridiculously unfortunate after the injuries as well.

"Thankfully I feel fine now – it was literally a 48-hour thing because I felt really bad on Wednesday night and all day Thursday.

"I seemed to have got over it by Friday, but I hadn't eaten anything for two days so I wasn't really well enough to train. But I was OK on Saturday and I trained yesterday.

"So fingers crossed, I'm over it now and with a full week's training, hopefully I'll have no more injuries."

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