Leeds United striker Ryan Edmondson sent a Twitter message out to the masses on social media after the Whites’ 2-0 win against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday in the Championship.
Goals from Kemar Roofe and Kalvin Phillips ensured three points were all theirs as well as a 13th place league finish in their final game of the season.
It was a fine display and a great way to finish off what has been a mainly mediocre campaign and when Paul Heckingbottom opted to hand the 16-year-old his first appearance for the Yorkshire based side, it was a decision which was warmly welcomed by supporters.
Afterwards, a jubilant Edmondson took to Twitter post-match to say: “Buzzing with the win today, even happier to make my debut for Leeds.”
Buzzing with the win today, even happier to make my debut for Leeds 🙌⚽️😆 pic.twitter.com/VFgeft54K6
— Ryan Edmondson (@Ryan_edmondson9) May 6, 2018
The youngster has been scintillating in the U18s to the point where supporters have been pushing for the forward to be handed an opportunity in the senior side.
So when in the 73rd minute he replaced Kemar Roofe, fans were in raptures at seeing the forward, who could have increased the Whites lead with his first touch of the game.
Football Insider verdict:
It would seem that Edmondson has a bright future at Elland Road. You have to be a special player to get a senior debut at the age of 16 and from we what we have seen so far, he certainly seems that. And it was fitting that on a glorious afternoon in Leeds that the York-born hitman was given his chance to bask in the sunlight. It’s been a tough season for the club given the expectations that rose in the aftermath of the club’s early season spike up near the top of the Championship table. The managerial sacking of Thomas Christiansen coincided with a dip in form from a number of key players as hopes of promotion nosedived. But the youth team is one area which has provided a continual source of success and Edmondson’s promotion from that is hugely positive. The 16-year-old, as well as Tom Pearce, Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Paudie O’Connor, are an insight at what is to come at the club, whose future is looking bright.
In other Leeds United news, confirmed: D-Day set for under-pressure stars as Heckingbottom reveals crunch transfer plans.