Kenny Jackett backs Wolves' Dave Edwards to build on Oldham outing

Kenny Jackett today backed Dave Edwards to become Wolves' midfield goal-getter as he battles to win a new contract.

The Wales international completed his first 90 minutes since the 3-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest on March 9 in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Oldham in the FA Cup first round.

Jackett was talking after a sensational FA Cup weekend for our clubs with Walsall, Kidderminster Harriers and Stourbridge making it through to the second round.

Hednesford were beaten 2-1 by League One outfit Crawley after a fine effort at Keys Park.

In the second round draw, Wolves were handed a home tie against?Mansfield, should they beat Oldham in the replay a week tomorrow at Molineux.

Stourbridge – the lowest-ranked club in the Cup – have been handed a trip to League One Stevenage.

The Glassboys beat Calor League rivals Biggleswade Town 4-1 on Saturday to reach the second round for the second time in three seasons. It was their 11th straight victory. Harriers are at home again, against either Braintree Town or Newport County after beating Sutton United by the same scoreline at Aggborough.

Walsall's reward for their 3-0 win over Shrewsbury is a trip to Leyton Orient, Saddlers boss Dean Smith's old club.

Jackett, though, was focused on Edwards after Wolves' 1-1 draw at Oldham.

"Hopefully he's now going to give us something going forward," said the boss.

"He's probably coming into his prime, and if he can stay fit, he'll be able to contribute for us going forward. He's a goalscoring midfielder and when he finds his true match fitness and confidence, he'll put chances away."

The replay is an international night when Wolves are set to be without four players. Ireland go to Poland and the Irish Under-21s travel to face Montenegro, meaning Kevin Doyle, Aaron McCarey, Matt Doherty and Anthony Forde will be unavailable.

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