Gwion Edwards excited by chance to work with Gareth Bale

Gwion Edwards
Edwards has previously represented Wales at Under-21 level

Crawley Town's Gwion Edwards says the opportunity to train alongside Real Madrid star Gareth Bale on Wales duty will be "a bit strange".

The 21-year-old received his first full international call-up this week.

"I'm a winger like Bale so I look up to him and try to learn off him," Edwards told BBC Sussex.

"I'm still young and learning. Players with Wales play in the Premier League and I will learn a lot from being around and involved with the team."

Edwards, an Under-21 international, was added to the Wales squad for their Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia-Hercegovina and Cyprus after a host of players withdrew through injury.

Crawley winger Gwion Edwards on Wales call-up:
"Just to be involved in training and being around the players is going to be a good feeling. If the chance is there to be on the bench or play then I'd like to take my chance and do well."

"It is always a proud moment to be called up for the national team and it will be a great experience to be involved with players who play at the highest level week-in, week-out," he said.

Edwards began his career as a trainee Swansea City but joined Crawley this summer, following a loan spell with the League One side last season.

He joins Reds team-mate Joe Walsh in the national squad, after the 22-year-old centre-back was also handed his first call-up this week.

"It is a good thing for us as players and it is a big achievement for the club," said Edwards.

"We are probably the smallest club compared to others with players who are in the squad. Just to be involved in training and being around the players is going to be a good feeling.

"If the chance is there to be on the bench or play then I'd like to take my chance and do well."

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