It’s safe to say that it’s not quite been the loan spell that Ryan Edmondson would have originally had in mind when he signed for Northampton Town.
The Leeds United forward had been scoring goals on a regular basis in the club’s academy teams, but since found regular goals hard to come by since signing for the League Two side.
Edmondson arrived at Northampton during the January transfer window, and has gone on to make 15 appearances in total for the Cobblers.
But the 19-year-old has failed to score a single goal for Jon Brady’s side so far, which is something he’ll be eager to do at the earliest of opportunities in the future.
Northampton are currently sat 22nd in the League One table, and were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Crewe Alexandra at the weekend, which now means that it’s three games without a win for Edmondson and his team-mates.
Edmondson took to Instagram following the defeat, and was keen to focus his attention to the next game, before admitting that he’s ‘always learning’, which will be pleasing to hear for everyone associated with his parent club Leeds United.
Edmondson and his Northampton Town team-mates are set to return to action on Tuesday evening, when they take on play-off chasing Oxford United, in what is likely to be another test for the Cobblers.
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I think he’s got what it takes to flourish with Leeds United in the future.
It’s not surprising to see that Edmondson is clearly eager to score his first goal out on loan with Northampton Town, but it shouldn’t be too much of a worry.
He’s still young, and like he says, he’s always learning, which is the most important thing at this stage of his career. Northampton are in real danger of being relegated back into League Two this season, and Edmondson will be keen to play his part in their survival bid.
I’d be surprised if Edmondson featured for Leeds next season, and he could benefit from another loan spell away from Elland Road.