Leeds United striker Ryan Edmondson has left Elland Road on loan, joining Aberdeen until January.
The 19-year-old linked up with the Whites from York City in 2017 on a scholarship contract and went on to sign a new three-year deal a year later.
Edmondson has been a regular for Leeds’ Under-23s over the past two seasons and boasts an impressive record at that level.
However, he has made just two first-team appearances for the Whites to date, partly due to unfortunate injuries at the wrong times.
A debut from the bench under Paul Heckingbottom in May 2018 was followed by his only appearance under Bielsa in September 2018.
He will now continue his development away from Elland Road at Aberdeen, who face Rangers on Saturday, and is likely to go straight into Derek McInnes’ squad.
The Pittodrie side has been left reeling from Sam Cosgrove’s knee problem, which could rule him out for up to 10 weeks.
With Aberdeen experiencing a shortage of strikers, not to mention Edmonson’s credentials, quite a few Dons fans are pleased to have him on board.
Below is some of the social media reaction to the young forward’s arrival at Pittodrie:
Welcome to the dandies, hope you packed your shooting boots
— steven ross (@chimp7) July 31, 2020
welcome to Aberdeen Ryan, massive game tomorrow. stick a hatrick past them. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🏴🏴🏴🐑🐑🐑🐑
— maazzoc (@maazzoc) July 31, 2020
Get in there Ryan, if you play and score tomorrow you will endear yourself to the Red Army BIGtime #coyr
— Ellon Reds (@EllonReds) July 31, 2020
Great work from the club to fund bringing the lad in at a desperate time. Hope it works out for everyone. Welcome to the club Ryan. 👍🏻 #StandFree 🇦🇹
— Sat-nav ⭐⭐ 🏴 (@Redtom1903) July 31, 2020
Welcome to a great club.
— BTEafc72 (@BeattieWillie) July 31, 2020
Welcome Ryan. Let’s hope for a debut goal vs the gers tomorrow. 💪🔴
— Callum Shirreffs (@CallumShirreffs) July 31, 2020
We’re gonna win the league
— Gav (@gav2302) July 31, 2020
Sounds interesting & hopefully he can hit the ground running. Our manager must have had his eye on him to make such a quick move. If he scores the winner tomorrow he’ll make himself a legend up this way. 😆 Never need to buy a drink again.
— 🟥⬜️⭐️Big Eene⭐️🟥⬜️ (@BigEene) July 31, 2020
Ryan Edmondson is an excellent player – saw him last year for Leeds U23 v Newcastle U23 – scored twice and led the line well. A real talent https://t.co/iwkzUeMmjR
— Jock Gardiner (@AberdeenTartanA) July 31, 2020