Ryan Edmondson has taken to Instagram to post his joy at being selected for the England under-19s side for the upcoming international fixtures.
Edmondson was named alongside three other Championship players, Birmingham City’s Zachary Jeacock, Fulham’s Luca Ashby-Hammond and Derby County’s Lee Buchanan, by coach Paul Simpson.
The under-19s will face France under-19s and Belgium under-19s in the upcoming international break.
Edmondson made his debut for the side at the start of September, scoring and providing an assist after starting against Greece under-19s and then coming on as a substitute against Germany under-19s.
The 18-year-old appears pleased to have been selected once again and posted a reaction on his Instagram story.
The Leeds striker has featured regularly for Carlos Corberan’s under-23s side this season as they look to defend their Professional Develop League North Group title.
Edmondson made his debut for the senior side in 2018, coming on as a substitute against QPR in a 2-0.
However, the striker has featured just once last season, coming off the bench as a substitute in a 2-1 loss to Birmingham City, and is yet to appear in the 2019/20 campaign.
Edmondson’s recognition on the international stage indicates just how talented a young player he is and is good news for the Yorkshire club.
His path to the first team is currently blocked at Elland Road by Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah, so the teenager may have to wait for a while before he gets a chance.
At just 18, Edmondson does have that time available to him and there are worse places to be developing than in Corberan’s under-23s.
However, you have to wonder at what point the club may look to send him on loan elsewhere to get some first-team experience.