Ryan Edmondson received some praise from Leeds head coach Paul Heckingbottom after the teenager’s debut for Leeds against QPR last Sunday.
“He gives everything to be a footballer. That’s what we want.” #lufc@PhilHayYEP https://t.co/lZ55v3fq7B— Leeds United News (@LeedsUnitedYEP) May 7, 2018
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]