But, given the way Chris Coleman’s Welsh warm-up programme has worked out, if he is to make it across the Channel this summer to represent the Principality and play against England, the country of his birth, he will have to prove his fitness purely in a Wolves shirt.
The two forthcoming friendlies with Northern Ireland on Thursday, 24 March and Ukraine on Easter Monday are Coleman’s two main warm-up matches prior to picking his squad.
Wales’ only other planned warm-up game is against Sweden in June – six days before their Group B opener against Slovakia in Bordeaux on 11 June.
Wales on foreign soil
Wales’ trip to the World Cup in Sweden in 1958 remains the nation’s only ever appearance at a major finals.
Only two Midlanders, West Bromwich Albion full-back Stuart Williams and Aston Villa wing-half Vic Crowe – later to become Villa manager – were in that Wales squad.
But Wolves did have four players in the England squad in 1958, Peter Broadbent, Eddie Clamp, Bill Slater and the captain Billy Wright.
This time round, along with Birmingham City winger David Cotterill, Albion defender James Chester and Walsall striker Tom Bradshaw, there are four contenders from West Midlands clubs to get in Chris Coleman’s 23-man party.
If Edwards does make it, he would become the first Wolves player from one of the four home countries to play at a major finals since Steve Bull, then technically still a Third Division player, represented England at the Italia 90 World Cup.
The late Emlyn Hughes, England’s captain in 1980, remains Wolves’ only British player to have represented his country at the European Championship finals. But he did not play a game in that tournament, in Italy – and was on the bench for England’s three group games.
The club did have three players – Stephen Ward, Stephen Hunt and Kevin Doyle – in the Republic of Ireland squad at Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.