Coach explains why Leeds are yet to see the best of in-form striker

Date published: Tuesday 7th May 2019 3:23 - Samuel Bannister

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Leeds United Under-23s coach Carlos Corberan claims that striker Ryan Edmondson is yet to show his best form, despite netting 19 goals at youth level this season.

Edmondson made his senior Leeds debut towards the end of last season, and was given one substitute appearance by Marcelo Bielsa near the beginning of this campaign. However, the 17-year-old is understandably having to be patient for more opportunities in the first team.

Nonetheless, Corberan believes that Edmondson – who scored a penalty in Leeds U23s’ shootout win over Birmingham, which saw them crowned Professional Development League champions – can go on to achieve big things.

“He’s a very young player,” said Corberan.

“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.”

The Harrogate-born forward came through the ranks at York City, before sealing a switch to Leeds – the team he has supported since childhood – in 2017.


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