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
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Jack rated the players against QPR. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
Playoff dates and times confirmed for the Football League clubs [BBC.com]
World Football Links
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]