Wolves have agreed a deal to sign Sunderland winger Carlos Edwards on a three-month loan. The 29-year-old was due at Compton today to complete the transfer today to train with his new-mates in readiness for Saturday’s trip to Swansea.
Jarvis is out for two months with a torn hamstring, while Kightly’s absence will be considerably less as he has a strained hamstring. Edwards, who is predominantly right-sided and quick, will be seen as a key signing to cover the absence of either.
Signed by Roy Keane for £1.4m from Luton in January 2007, he was an important player for the Black Cats during their promotion season of 2006-07, playing 15 games in the second half of the campaign as they swept to the title.
But his Premier League experience has so far been a frustrating one. Having missed the first half of last season with a hamstring injury, he then broke his leg against Derby in December and was sidelined again.
But he is completely fit again now and will see the chance with Wolves to prove himself. This season he has been kept out by Steed Malbranque and occasionally El Hadji Diouf, but is certainly a dangerous performer at Championship level.
Capped 61 times by Trinidad and Tobago, he played in the last World Cup in Germany. He came to Britain in 2000 when he signed for Wrexham along with Hector Sam and Dennis Lawrence, costing £125,000. Edwards has also been linked with a loan switch to Sheffield Wednesday.