'Best footballer I've ever seen', 'Can't wait' - Leeds fans react to prolific striker's tweet
By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to express their support after Ryan Edmondson reflected on a “great” finish to his season.
The striker, 16, rounded off a memorable finale to the campaign by making his Championship debut and then scoring the winner for the club last Friday in the second of two post-season friendlies in Myanmar.
Edmondson claimed on his personal Twitter account it was the ideal way to “finish off an amazing season” and he is looking forward to hitting the ground running after a summer break.
Great way to finish off an amazing season, looking forward to having some rest and coming back next season⚽️???????? pic.twitter.com/SQLCbFwZfv
— Ryan Edmondson (@Ryan_edmondson9) May 14, 2018
The United front man cut a lively presence in two matches on the controversial as he seized his opportunity as Paul Heckingbottom fielded experimental line-ups made of seniors and academy products.
Edmondson was fast-tracked into the Leeds first team this month as Heckingbottom laid the foundations for next season.
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Senior men Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Caleb Ekuban and Kemar Roofe had struggled for goals and the youngster was given his chance following his prolific goalscoring for the youth team.
Leeds fans raved about Edmondson on social media, hailing him as “class” and an “absolute” unit among other comments.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Massive Congratulations Ryan on a fantastic season enjoy your close season & come back to preseason best shape of your life ????????
— ????????????Benny Tayls???????????? (@BennyTaylsLUFC) May 14, 2018
u lad have been class. keep eating people over the summer and come back bigger and stronger u will be around first team next season for sure. great attitude too.
— jayjay82 (@jwh1982) May 14, 2018
If you’re not the best footballer i’ve ever seen then who is Ryan? Answer me that
— Loiner (@gazLUFC13) May 14, 2018
Big LEEDS future ahead of you
Keep grounded ????
— Tony Fitzgerald (@ScottTonyfitz11) May 14, 2018
Absolute unit ???????? all the best for next season ⚽️
— Daz Archer (@27dazarcher) May 14, 2018
Big future lad. Cant wait to see you tear up the championship
— steven Paul James (@PJlufc) May 14, 2018