By Mark Smith

1st Aug, 2020 | 7:00pm

MOT View: Aberdeen display v Rangers proves Ryan Edmondson will earn valuable minutes

Watching Aberdeen take on Rangers on Saturday afternoon made memories of the amazing football Leeds United play slowly fade away.

The Scottish club were dreadful at Pittodrie in their season opener, and that could work in the favour of the Whites and Marcelo Bielsa.

Ryan Edmondson sealed a loan move to Aberdeen at the end of this week and was included on the bench in their clash with the Gers.

Derek McInnes has been put in a predicament at this moment in time, with his side missing two of their best strikers for the foreseeable future.

Sam Cosgrove and Curtis Main are injured as it stands, and McInnes opted for Bruce Anderson to lead the line – although you didn’t hear much of his name mentioned during the coverage.

That is great news for Edmondson, who should continue to earn valuable minutes during his spell in Scotland, mainly because of the lack of options at the club.

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It was clear that the 19-year-old wasn’t favoured by Bielsa, due to his continued decision to not include the young forward despite playing nearly half of the season without competition for Patrick Bamford.

Edmondson came on for the last half-an-hour at Pittodrie and was starved of service – something that we hope will change soon.

This loan screams out that Aberdeen were desperate for an emergency style of transfer, with Edmondson surely struggling for minutes once Cosgrove and Main return to the first-team fold.

Leeds won’t mind, as long as the 19-year-old earns some valuable minutes in the next month or so as Aberdeen look to start their campaign with a bang.

In other Leeds United news, these Whites fans have reacted after a loan move was confirmed for youngster