By David Woods

3rd Mar, 2021 | 12:37pm

Leeds loanee Edmondson bags first attacking return in vital Northampton win

Leeds United striker Ryan Edmondson has had a mixed season that’s seen him play up in Scotland in the Premiership before ending up at League One Northampton for the rest of this season.

Edmondson has been a regular starter at Northampton after falling out of favour in Scotland and he finally got his first attacking return, an assist, in the critical 2-0 win against Plymouth on Tuesday night.

That has given the club a huge boost as they battle against relegation.

Northampton are currently in the dropzone but are now level on points with AFC Wimbledon.

And the win broke a terrible run of 12 consecutive games without victory.

Big job ahead

We’re delighted for Edmondson after the 19-year-old striker suffered a heartbreaking ankle injury after his first game at Aberdeen.

That was a big move for him that saw him make his debut against champions-in-waiting Rangers.

Edmondson struggled for starts on his return from injury and only played a total of 20 minutes in the last four games at the club.

Northampton is a different challenge and Edmondson knows that he needs to start scoring if he’s going to get on Bielsa’s radar at Leeds.

Edmondson did sign a new three-year deal with Leeds earlier this season so there’s still hope for him at Elland Road.

However, there’s now huge competition in the Under-23s and it would be easy to see Edmondson behind Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood in the pecking order.

They’re different players but Gelhardt has been a regular on the Leeds bench this season and Greenwood is a proven goal-scorer at Arsenal and now the Leeds Under-23s.

Unlike these two, Edmondson has made his first-team debut but hasn’t featured since the 18/19 season and Leeds are now at the top table.

We hope this marks a change for Edmondson and we can start reporting on goals in the near future.

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