There have been plenty of things for Leeds United fans to get excited about in the Championship campaign of 2018/19, but it hasn’t just been a decent season for the seniors and manager Marcelo Bielsa. Under 23 coach Carlos Corberan has had plenty to crow about as well.
A run to the Semi-Finals of the Premier League Cup, added to great success in the Professional Development League north table challenge as we took top spot with games to spare, and earlier this week we were crowned National Champions following the clash with Birmingham City.
With a number of youngsters taking their opportunity to shine this year, the continued emergence of young striker Ryan Edmondson has certainly created headlines at that level, and the 17-year-old looks set to have a bright future in the game as he banged home 19 goals in his first full season out of the Under 18s.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post after our latest success, Corberan spoke positively about Edmondson’s performances this year, but pointed to the fact that he still has a lot to learn given his age, so we can expect more from him in the future.
“He’s a very young player. Last year he was playing with Under-18s, this year we have given him the step to play with the Under-23s. I think he has had an important season. I think we didn’t watch the best of Ryan Edmondson yet because he is someone who has to learn how to do some things and show it on the pitch. I think the positive thing from him is he did a very good season but at the same time he has continued growing because he has the talent as a player. It is a motivation for him and us to continue working with him.”
With plenty of fans already wanting to see more of him in the first team setup, he’s certainly one of a number of names to remember for the future.