Shrewsbury's Bradshaw welcomes Wolves midfielder Edwards' advice

Tom Bradshaw
Bradshaw has made 38 appearances for Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Town teenager Tom Bradshaw has welcomed advice from Wolves' Dave Edwards over his international career.

The Town striker, 19, is part of the Wales Under-21 set-up, following the path of ex-Shrews favourite Edwards.

"I've spoken to him a few times about it," Bradshaw told BBC Radio Shropshire. "And I've just got to stay relaxed.

"Last season I wasn't even getting into the Under-19s - now I'm just happy to be in the Under-21s."

He continued: "To be a regular and doing well is a great honour."

Bradshaw was called up to the Wales Under-19 squad for the first time in September 2010, scoring on his debut in a 2-0 win over Liechtenstein - and repeating the feat in a 3-3 draw with Turkey a month later.

He made his Under-21 debut the following September, scoring again in a 3-1 defeat in Montenegro.

Edwards, who was a local favourite at Shrewsbury between 2003 and 2007, signed for Wolves in January 2008 for £675,000 after a brief spell at Luton.

He has won 23 caps for Wales, and, like Bradshaw, is now looking forward to the World Cup qualifiers, which will begin after Euro 2012.

"The team is doing really well, and with the likes of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey there are a lot of great players in the squad," the Shrews striker said.

"Wales have been improving so much, and with the World Cup campaign coming up who knows what might happen.

"I'll just stay relaxed and patient, and see what happens for me too."