Ryan Edmondson is determined to make an impact when he returns to Leeds United, after making his debut for the England Under-19s during the international break.
The 18-year-old striker is one of the brightest young talents at Elland Road and scored 19 goals for Leeds’ under-23 side in all competitions last season, helping the team win the Professional Development League title.
The teenager announced himself on the international stage last week, scoring on his debut for the England Under-19s in a 3-2 win over Greece.
Edmondson has taken to social media to reflect on the last few days and has posted three photos of himself on England duty on his personal Instagram account.
The striker added a message, admitting that it was an honour to represent his country, but insisting that it is now time to focus on Leeds.
Edmondson has made two competitive appearances for the Leeds senior side so far in his career and will be determined to make an impact for the first team at Elland Road in the future.
Leeds are currently third in the Championship table after winning four of their opening six league matches and face Barnsley at Oakwell at the weekend.
Edmondson is a very talented footballer and he could have a very big future ahead of him at Leeds.
It will have been a special moment for him to represent his country for the first time, and the fact that he was able to mark the occasion with a goal will have given him a huge confidence boost.
If he can take that confidence into his matches for the Leeds Under-23s and continue to score goals, I think it’s only a matter of time before he’s given another chance to impress in the first team at Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa has shown throughout his time at Leeds that he’s prepared to give young players a chance, so the motivation is there for Edmondson to keep working hard in training and impressing for the academy side.