Dave Edwards today apologised to Wolves fans for last night's 6-0 thrashing at Chelsea.
The Capital One Cup defeat was Wolves' biggest in 47 years – a 9-3 setback at Southampton on September 18, 1965 – and equalled the six-goal home hammering by the Saints in 2007. It led Edwards, captain at Stamford Bridge last night, to say sorry.
"We apologise for the result but I'm sure the fans saw a lot of effort and that we tried," said the Wales international. "I hope they saw that even though the result didn't go our way, we gave 100 per cent – that's what we always try to do."
Around 1,000 fans made the trip and Edwards was full of praise for them.
"The fans paid their money and I thought they were brilliant," he said.
"We all went over to them at the end and they were all on their feet clapping us back. That's tremendous to see and Wolves' away fans are always fantastic – they always come away in big numbers."
Boss Stale Solbakken made 10 changes for the third round tie but Edwards feels the manager was justified in his decision.
"The manager is entitled to use everyone in his squad otherwise there's no point having it," said the midfielder.
"He put out a team he thought was capable of doing well but it didn't happen."
Edwards admitted Wolves knew they were beaten by half-time after trailing 3-0 in the first 17 minutes.
"When you go 3-0 down at Stamford Bridge, realistically you're not going to win," he said.
"It was very disappointing. The way we played in that opening spell and the goals we conceded were very poor on our behalf."
Edwards believes the goals, three of which were from setpieces, were more down to bad defending than superb Chelsea attacking.
"As a team defensively, we gave them six goals," he said. "A lot of it was down to our errors because we could have dealt with the goals better.
"If a Championship team had had those chances, they wouldn't have won 6-0."