The Football League Paper - - WOMEN'S FOOTBALL WEEKLY -

WELL done Tom Brad­shaw on his first call up for Wales. The Wal­sall striker,

pic­tured above, scored 20 goals last sea­son, de­spite miss­ing a de­cent chunk of it through in­jury. This year, he’s got an­other nine so far.

Tom’s a nat­u­ral fin­isher. He scores goals with his head, with either foot. He’s got good move­ment and al­ways seems to be in the right place. He’s there on merit and de­serves his chance.

It’s great to see play­ers from the lower leagues get­ting recog­nised be­cause that’s what hap­pened to me. I was play­ing for Cardiff when I got my first cap and get­ting that call up re­ally helped my con­fi­dence. And let’s be hon­est. For all the bril­liance of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ram­sey, up front is prob­a­bly the area where Wales are weak­est. We don’t have any nat­u­ral fin­ish­ers.

It’s a great op­por­tu­nity for Tom to get on the pitch and show boss Chris Cole­man and the coaches what he’s about, es­pe­cially with Euro 2016 on the hori­zon.

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