Former Leeds United striker and now pundit, Noel Whelan has already made his thoughts clear about 18-year-old Academy graduate Ryan Edmondson.
Our Under 23 striker was very impressive during Carlos Corberan’s successful 2018/19 campaign, and Edmondson was one of the players that manager Marcelo Bielsa kept behind for training when the squad headed to Australia, but he’s yet to feature on the substitutes bench for the gaffer so far in 2019/20.
It can only be a matter of time and had we not captured Eddie Nketiah late on during the transfer window, I can only assume Edmondson may have got his shot against Salford City in the EFL Cup clash.
Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds (17/8 from 5pm), Whelan again said that he expected to see the young talent make his breakthrough at some point this year and he would bring us another ‘dimension’ in our attacking plan given his strengths.
“I’d like to see him introduced as well. I think it’s a different dimension that he could bring to the Leeds United team. While you’ve got such a bare squad at times, I’m sure he will be used at some point in the season. I’d like to see him as well.”
Given his performances at the next level down, it really can only be a matter of time before he gets that taste again to drive his development on further.