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Super Tom Bradshaw eyes Euro 2016 spot

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Striker Tom Bradshaw is hoping his sizzling form for Walsall will see him break into the Wales squad for Euro 2016.


The 23-year-old moved on to seven goals for the season with two outstanding strikes in the 2-0 win over Doncaster on Saturday.

And the striker believes maintaining his impressive form will make it impossible for Wales boss Chris Coleman to ignore him.

"If I keep scoring there is only so many goals I can't get in on."

Bradshaw said. "It would be brilliant to get into the squad especially with the Euro 2016 around the corner.

"It would be a great time to break in and would be a very proud moment for myself and my family and friends.

"I was slightly disappointed not to make the squad (for the qualifiers against Cyprus and Israel).

"But I think that just shows the tightness of the squad they've got and they've done really well.

"The squad has got them there, deserves a chance to play.

"I'll keep trying to score and give Chris Coleman a few headaches and if he decides I'm ready, I'll be over the moon to be a part of it."

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Before the goals against Doncaster, Bradshaw had endured a mini-drought by his high standards after going four games without scoring. But despite not finding the target, the striker was still pleased with his all-round performances.

"Although I hadn't scored, I felt like I'd played well in those four games," he said.

"I felt I'd been a bit unfortunate.

"There were a few chances at Blackpool, the one that hit the post, and there have been a few where if your luck is in, they go in and if your luck is out, it hits the post or goes slightly wide.

"As a striker you are going to have times like that.

"I'll probably have times this season where I will go five or six games without a goal.

"It is just about believing in your own ability and if you keep getting in the right areas, eventually it is going to drop to you.

"It is just a matter of being there and putting it in the net."