Wales vastly improving under Speed – Wolves’ Edwards

Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards feels the Wales national team are really beginning to make positive strides forward.

Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards feels the Wales national team are really beginning to make positive strides forward.

The 25-year old is set to return to the international fold for the first time in seven months when the Dragons take on Switzerland in Swansea on Friday and Bulgaria in Sofia on Tuesday in their final two Euro2012 qualifiers.

And although Wales are no chance of qualifying, Edwards says that a newfound vibrancy under manager Gary Speed could help them off the bottom of Group G.

"I've noticed there is a real air of confidence among the boys and there is a buzz around the place over what they achieved in the last two qualifiers,” he said.

"A lot of the work they have been doing behind the scenes came to fruition in those two games. Against England there was a good performance, and it was an excellent win over Montenegro. We want to follow that up with good results against Switzerland and Bulgaria.

"It's very different in camp, the manager's ideas are different to the previous manager and, as I say, the boys have an air of confidence and are enjoying themselves."

He added: "I have had very good first impressions of working with Gary Speed, he has fresh ideas and the sport science side of things has been very good.

"The people the manager has got in are geared towards giving the players everything they need. When you come off the training pitch if you need a massage, or time in the gym, it's there for you, so it is very professional.

"On the pitch he wants to play the right way, move the ball quickly into forward areas and hopefully it's something I can be involved in."

 

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