Ryan Edmondson has been looking back on the day he made his Leeds United debut, stressing that he hopes there’s many more appearances to come for him at Elland Road.
Leeds have nurtured the talent of Edmondson right through their academy, with the young striker impressing in the under-18s and under-23s.
Yet, he’s failed to properly crack the first-team at Leeds, with the likes of Jack Clarke and Jamie Shackleton making the grade under Marcelo Bielsa.
On this day two years ago, pre-Bielsa, Edmondson was handed a debut by Paul Heckingbottom, with the striker stepping off the bench as Leeds beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Elland Road on the final day of the season.
Taking to Twitter to share a throwback to that day, Edmondson posted a picture of himself alongside Luke Ayling, as well as a positive caption, where he laid out his plans for the future:
— Ryan Edmondson (@Ryan_edmondson9) May 6, 2020
Since making his debut that day against QPR, Edmondson has only had one further appearance under Marcelo Bielsa, stepping off the bench in last season’s 2-1 loss to Birmingham City at Elland Road.
Kemar Roofe, Patrick Bamford, Tyler Roberts, Eddie Nketiah and, now, Jean-Kevin Augustin, have all been preferred over Bielsa’s two years in Leeds.
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Edmondson is a top young talent, who has consistently hit double figures in terms of goals with Leeds’ youth teams.
Of course, he would’ve hoped to build on his first-team debut that little bit more, but he’s been the victim of Leeds’ success in the Championship.
A loan might bridge his path into Leeds’ first-team, with that surely the initial plan for the 18-year-old.
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