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Morning Leeds-in for 8 May: Heckingbottom praised Edmondson on his debut

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Ryan Edmondson received some praise from Leeds head coach Paul Heckingbottom after the teenager’s debut for Leeds against QPR last Sunday.

And while Edmondson may not be ready for regular first team football yet, Heckingbottom said his attitude was exactly what a young player should have at this level, saying:

He wants to play and you see that when he put someone into the third row. He’s eager, he’s keen and that should be a minimum when you play football. It’s recognition for that.

I’m not standing here putting any pressure on him. I’ll be really honest when I say he’s not ready for us yet at first-team level but he’s made great strides already and this gives him a taste to look after himself over the summer, come back even hungrier in pre-season and let’s see where he is then.

Obviously, Edmondson should probably spend some time either out on loan to a League One or Two club or get another full year in the U23s, but he’s not far away from getting a chance in the first team. He’s already played first team football for York City, so it’s only a matter of time before he’s playing it on a regular basis at Elland Road.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Key talking points from the win against Queens Park Rangers. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Mateusz Klich says that he has “unfinished business” at Leeds. [Through It All Together]

Jack rated the players against QPR. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Arsenal are likely to name a new manager before the World Cup. [The Short Fuse]

Playoff dates and times confirmed for the Football League clubs [BBC.com]

Reuben Neves said he’ll stay loyal to Wolverhampton as the team celebrates winning the Championship. [The Guardian]

World Football Links

Atlético Madrid suffered from a hangover from the win over Arsenal in the Europa League with a loss to Espanyol. [Into The Calderon]

In Mexico, Santos Laguna surprised defending champions Tigres UANL and scored two goals, one with 10 men, to advance in the Liguilla. [FMF State of Mind]

Club Tijuana shocked Monterrey by scoring two goals away from home after scoring only one goal during the 2018 Clausura season and upset Rayados in their home stadium. [FMF State of Mind]