By Mark Smith

14th Jan, 2020 | 10:30am

Jamie Shackleton responds to Leeds U23 ace claiming he 'wasn't good enough' v Crewe: 'Behave'

Leeds United under-23s continued their great run of form on Monday, beating Crewe 2-1 in terrible conditions.

Goals from Jamie Shackleton and Pascal Struijk made sure that Carlos Corberan’s side continued their charge towards the top of the Professional Development League.

They were put under pressure by the home side in the second half after dominating the opening periods, and the late goal from Struijk would have pleased the Spaniard.

However, Ryan Edmondson admitted after the game on Monday afternoon that he wasn’t good enough in the 2-1 victory.

“Wasn’t good enough from me personally however the boys dug deep and we got the job done. Congrats to Shackleton and Pascal on the goals lads. Onto Friday,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account.

The opening goalscorer, Shackleton quickly responded to that claim, telling his teammate to behave after a great shift at Alexandra Park.

“Edmo behave, lad, great shift today.”

We have watched the under-23s regularly this season, and kept a close eye on proceedings at Alexandra Park. Edmondson certainly struggled, and apart from his assist in the first-half, it was hard to remember anything else he did.

Many have called for the 18-year-old to be placed on the bench under Patrick Bamford, but his performances recently haven’t filled us with much confidence that he could do a job in the Championship – something Marcelo Bielsa also reportedly shares.

Edmondson must learn to hold the ball up better in the final third as well as how to press effectively off the ball before he makes the jump to Bielsa’s side.

The good thing is that he is aware of his shortcomings.

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