Welsh international centre-half Rob Edwards joined Norwich City
on loan on 21st February 2011, despite competition from Derby,
as cover for the injured Leon Barnett.
The 28-year-old centre-half joined until 24th May 2011 but Blackpool
can recall him after 28 days. He had played just 4 times for the
Seasiders during 2010/11
Edwards started his career at Aston Villa and made eight Premier
League appearances following his first-team debut on 28th December
2002, in a 10 home win over Middlesbrough.
He was sent on loan to Crystal Palace in November 2003, where
he spent one month, playing six games and scoring one goal in
a 11 draw with Coventry City. Edwards then joined Derby
County on loan in January 2004, where he stayed until the end
of the season. He scored one goal for the club against Gillingham
on 17 January, and played ten games
In May 2004 Edwards was told by then Aston Villa manager, David
O'Leary, that he could leave the club and he switched to West
Midlands rivals Wolves. His Molineux career made a slow start,
after playing in the club's opening four league games following
the club's relegation from the Premier League, he suffered ankle
ligament damage that kept him sidelined for almost six months.
In August 2008 he joined Blackpool, where he has played 68 times,
including 21 league games en route to the 2009/10 Championship
play-off final victory.
"He's got experience and has seen it and done it with
Blackpool last year, and he'll be a big asset in the 14 games
remaining this season," said City manager Paul Lambert.
Edwards represented England at youth level, but not in a UEFA-recognised
game, so qualified for Wales as his parents are both Welsh. He
made his debut for Wales before he left Aston Villa, on 29 March
2003, in a 40 European Championship qualifying victory over
Rob made 3 appearances for Norwich before returning to Blackpool
where he was released at the end of the 2010/11 season. Rob then
signed a two year contract with Barnsley on 1st July 2011, replacing
Rob was loaned to Fleetwood Town on 10th October 2012. Edwards
was looking to rebuild match fitness after a period disrupted
by injury. Edwards told BBC Radio Lancashire: "Fleetwood
is a club on the up, everything about it is top notch. I'm desperate
to get playing and enjoying my football again, and with Fleetwood
picking up one or two injuries it works well for both of us."
Rob returned to Barnsley but was loaned to Shrewsbury
on 31st January 2013.
Rob was released by Barnsley in May 2013. On 11th October 2013,
he announced that he had retired from professional football at
the age of 30.
On 11th July 2014, Rob returned to Wolves as their Under-18s
coach. He had previously worked part-time at Manchester City's
In the summer of 2015, he was promoted to the role of first team coach at Wolves.
Edwards was appointed caretaker manager at Wolves when Walter Zenga was sacked on 25th October 2016 after 87 days in the job. Edwards oversaw two games (a 1-1 draw with Blackburn and a 3-2 defeat against Derby) before Paul Lambert was appointed as the new substantial manager of Wolves. Edwards remained as first team coach alongside Stuart Taylor.