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Edwards forgives Peters for axe

Dave Edwards
Edwards is now a full Welsh international (Getty)

Wolves and Wales star David Edwards has insisted he is finally over being dropped by Shrewsbury Town for last season's play-off final at Wembley.

The 22-year-old midfielder was left out of the squad for the game by then boss Gary Peters after rejecting a new deal.

Edwards told BBC Radio Shropshire: "How can anyone question your commitment for your home town club in front of 60,000 people at Wembley?

"But where I'm playing now makes that seem a million miles away."

Edwards moved on from Shrewsbury to Luton last summer and then joined Wolves' chase for the Premier League in January.

He has also become a full Welsh international, with the highlight the side's recent draw with Germany in Frankfurt.

I've grown up as a player, and experienced so much in the last year

David Edwards

But after a whirlwind 12 months Shropshire-born Edwards, who used to cheer on Shrewsbury from the terraces at the old Gay Meadow ground, said he owed his progress to his time at Town.

"I'll never forget my time at Shrewsbury," he said. "The hundred or so games I played there definitely benefited me, the fans were fantastic, and I enjoyed every minute of my time at the club.

"But I've grown up since then. I've still got a lot to learn, but I've grown up as a player, and experienced so much in the last year.

"I'd have preferred to have left Shrewsbury on a high, if you like, but the disappointment of how it ended seems a million miles away now."

see also
Ebanks-Blake ties up Wolves move
11 Jan 08 |  Wolverhampton Wanderers
Edwards sad to leave Shrewsbury
28 Jun 07 |  Shrewsbury
Luton capture midfielder Edwards
26 Jun 07 |  Luton Town
Bristol Rovers 3-1 Shrewsbury
26 May 07 |  League Two
Edwards left out of Wembley squad
23 May 07 |  Shrewsbury

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