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We're all behind Rob to get back to winning ways.

MIDFIELDER Conor Coady says Wolves need to 'put things right on the pitch' - as ex-England boss Sam Allardyce was reported to be cool on the idea of taking over at Molineux.

Rob Edwards will take charge as interim head coach today as Wolves visit Blackburn Rovers after Walter Zenga was sacked after just 87 days in charge.

And Coady said Edwards' insight as an ex-Wolves player and coach means he is the right man to steady the ship.

With Wolves lying 18th in the Championship and having lost four out of the last five, their immediate concern is to return to winning ways at Ewood Park in their televised teatime tussle.

"Rob's been on the coaching staff here for a while now so he knows the club inside out, he knows all the boys and he knows what they can do," said Coady. "For us it's just about listening to his ideas and what he wants to put across. He's a fantastic coach. We've seen that each and every day for the past year or so.

"It's up to us to go out on Saturday, put across his ideas and hopefully we can get the win."

Edwards becomes the third boss since Fosun Group took control of Wolves in the summer, with Kenny Jackett and then Zenga departing.

Coady said: "The boys gave their all for Walter when he was here and they were sorry to see him go. It's a huge club and it needs huge people involved.

"He's a very passionate man, he was passionate with the players and he was passionate with the fans.

"But that time's gone now. We all thank him for what he's done and what he's done with the boys but it's up to us now to put things right on the pitch.

"We need to go out on Saturday, prove that nothing's affected us and show people that we are right behind Rob.

"It's a huge club with a huge fan base; it's a club that needs to do well and, at the minute, it's not doing as well as it should be.

"It's up to us to put it right. Everybody respected Walter but we are behind Rob now and we're looking forward to playing how he wants us to play."

Meanwhile, Wolves are interested in speaking to Allardyce over the managerial vacancy but the former England boss is cool on the role.

The 62-year-old is not looking to return to management until the New Year after his shock exit from the Football Association last month, it is understood.

Allardyce lasted just 67 days as Three Lions manager as he left after a newspaper investigation into corruption having only managed jSeptember's last-minute 1-0 win in Slovakia. While Wolves would be keen on Allardyce, the club recognises it would be a long shot to tempt the former Sunderland and West Ham manager.

Nigel Pearson has been interviewed and former Villa boss Paul Lambert is the contenders while Wolves have spoken to others.

Experience in the Championship is key in the hunt with Zenga having flopped after his surprise arrival.

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