Leeds United’s Under-23 team continued their fine season last night under the Elland Road floodlights. Carlos Corberan saw his youngsters defeat Coventry City 3-2 after extra-time to seal a place in the PDL-National Cup Final.
It wasn’t all plain sailing for the Whites who were pegged back by a dogged Sky Blues team. The gulf in quality showed ultimately though and Leeds now have a chance to claim a double for the campaign.
A surprise omission from the starting line-up was that of Ryan Edmondson. The 18-goal talisman was forced to settle for a place on the bench despite a magnificent goalscoring campaign.
He did get the chance to join the action in the second half and didn’t disappoint. He took his goal tally to 19 for the season with a well-taken effort to put Leeds 2-1 in front.
The target man has looked the part this season. He has been a regular for the Under-23s despite his tender age of just 17-years-old.
The youngster has featured twice off the bench for the Whites but is yet to receive a proper run out under Marcelo Bielsa.
Supporters are chomping at the bit to see the natural-born goalscorer earn a chance in the first-team and after another strike, they took to Twitter to rave about the teenager…
Ryan Edmondson is basically Chris Wood. Their styles are so similar. Always in the right place!
— James (@JamesLUFC) April 29, 2019
Ryan Edmondson not starting tonight is a strange one. Maybe he could be getting a run out at Ipswich on Sunday.
— James Hollingworth (@JimmyHol84) April 29, 2019
2 words… Ryan. Edmondson. #LUFC
— ASW (@Awi1c0) April 22, 2019
Ryan Edmondson is on the bench for the 23s… Potentially ahead of a call-up to the first team on Sunday? #lufc
— Matt (@_mattf7) April 29, 2019
If Roofe is out of tomorrow like to see Ryan Edmondson on bench and given some game time if nothing on it. He strikes me as a natural goal scorer and a big bustling centre forward who we have always had in successful teams e.g Jones. Jordan, Viduka, Chapman, Beckford #lufc
— Watt The (@WattThe2) April 27, 2019
— Steve Husband (@shusband14) April 29, 2019
Hope your in squad for Sunday against Ipswich big man 👍🏻
— Gary Wilson 💙💛 (@WilsonLeeds84) April 30, 2019
Well done Ryan, you should be given a chance at Ipswich. First team needs more goals and you know where the net is!!
— MARTIN PAYNE (@lufcfridgemouse) April 30, 2019
Blinding season. Your first team opportunity isn’t gonna be far off.
— Anthony Lockton (@AlwaysLeedsUnit) April 29, 2019
Was unlucky not to be taking home the match ball last night lad.great performance from the lot of you keep making huge fans proud big man and 1st tram will come again
— anthony thompson💙💛 (@anthony80744765) April 30, 2019