'I've seen it before at Leeds' - Exclusive: Brown swipes at big heads amid YEP update
Michael Brown has warned Ryan Edmondson to keep his feet on the ground if he wants to fulfil his potential at Leeds United.
The former Leeds and Tottenham midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, has admitted the 19-year-old has done well during a loan spell at Aberdeen but that he cannot afford to get ahead of himself.
The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Graham Smyth has reported that the Scottish Premiership outfit are considering extending the teenager’s temporary stay for the rest of the season but that there are several other clubs keen on striking a loan.
Victor Orta has his lists ready just in case, but Leeds United's January business is far more likely to revolve around loans for their youngsters than new first team faces.https://t.co/eJNVAqj3e0#lufc
— Graham Smyth (@GrahamSmyth) January 6, 2021
Edmondson has scored two goals for the Dons so far and has been a squad player for Derek McInnes, with just three starts in his 15 appearances.
Brown has warned that he has seen young players get ahead of themselves in the past and that the Leeds loanee might want to consider sticking with what he knows at Pittodrie.
Asked if Edmondson had put himself in the perfect position regarding his future, Brown told Football Insider: “Yeah, he has, that’s what you’ve got to do, it is a good choice, isn’t it?
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“Do you move, do you go somewhere else, do you come back to get games? I’ve seen it many times, when I was finishing my career at Port Vale, people coming in on loan or at Leeds United, because they’d done well for 10 minutes they felt they could go and take the world on.
“Really, the best place for them was the place that they were already at, just playing football every week, developing and getting better.”
Edmondson has played just twice for the senior side at Elland Road, with his last appearance having come back in 2018.
He now has summer signings Sam Greenwood and Joe Gelhardt for competition as young strikers at Leeds.