WALES legend Shane Williams anticipates Worcester Warriors wing Josh Adams to make his senior international debut in next month’s Six Nations.

But he has urged Welsh fans not to expect “miracles” from the talented 22-year-old despite his stunning form for the Aviva Premiership strugglers.

Adams remains at the top of the league’s try-scoring charts after crossing the whitewash nine times in 13 league games.

With George North (knee), Hallam Amos (ankle) and Liam Williams (abdominal) currently on the injury list, Adams is being hotly tipped to win a place in Warren Gatland’s squad.

Wales assistant coach Rob Howley was also spotted at Sixways watching Adams in Warriors’ 46-25 thrashing by Bath last Friday.

Speaking in his column for The Rugby Paper, Williams described North’s injury as a “hammer blow” as the Northampton Saints star looks set to miss Wales’ opener against Scotland on Saturday, February 3.

But the 40-year-old ex-British and Irish Lions wing spoke glowingly about Swansea-born Adams who joined Warriors’ academy from Llanelli Scarlets in 2015.

“I think Josh is a fine player and a hugely promising talent,” said Williams who scored 58 tries in 87 games for Wales.

“I’m not quite sure how he managed to escape the Welsh system.

“But I’ve seen him in action for Worcester this season and it’s clear he’s one to watch.

“Warriors are struggling, they’re second from bottom of the Aviva Premiership and Josh is often playing behind a pack that’s going the wrong way.

“The fact it hasn’t stopped him from being the leading try scorer in what is one of the strongest leagues in the world is hugely impressive and for me it says a massive amount about him.

“When you’re playing at that sort of level, crossing the whitewash regularly and generating headlines in the press and on social media, you’re going to get plenty of attention.

“That’s happening with Josh right now and with what he’s achieved so far this season, he must be doing something right.

"Who knows what will happen, but I’m sure he’ll be considered for the Six Nations squad by Warren and given the chance to prove he can step up to international level.”

However, Williams insisted Wales cannot rely on Adams to “save the day” and has called on Gatland and his backroom staff to “nurture” his talent.

“We can’t expect Josh to fly straight into the Wales side, start tearing it up and transfer his Worcester form into the red shirt. Not immediately, at least,” Williams said.

“That’s not because I don’t rate Josh, nor is it because I don’t think he’s capable of excelling on the biggest stage.

“But it would be asking too much, too soon of a 22-year-old to be our savour in the next few months.

“In Wales as soon as a young player starts hitting the headlines, we have a tendency to want to throw him straight into the national side and expect miracles.

“We can’t do that with Josh.

“He has all the potential, but what Wales need to do – if they pick him – is nurture that talent, not risk throwing it all away too soon.”