Ryan Edmondson could be set for another loan departure from Leeds United following a significant update from BBC journalist Adam Pope.

The striker only returned to Elland Road last week after spending the first half of the season on loan at Aberdeen, where he made 16 appearances.

However, Pope reports that League One Northampton Town are leading the race for Edmondson’s signature.

They aren’t the only third-tier outfit interested in the 19-year-old, however, while League Two Bradford City have also been linked with a move for the youngster.

Edmondson’s Leeds contract is up in the summer and since he is not in the first-team picture, another spell away may be his last opportunity to earn a new deal.

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Finding the best suitor

After his underwhelming spell in Scotland where the attacker scored two goals, it is important that Edmondson’s next club is the right fit.

A lot has been made of the forward’s potential, with Whites’ fans often raving about his performances for the U23’s, but he has to begin proving himself at senior level if he is to have a future at Leeds.

The club may have a tricky decision to make as a result.

They will likely be keen for Edmondson to play as high a level as possible, but Bradford may be the most suitable option available.

Firstly, the striker wouldn’t have to move out of his comfort zone, and those at Leeds would be able to keep a close eye on his progression on and off the pitch.

Also, with the likes of Jordan Stevens and Bryce Hosannah currently at the Bantams Edmondson should settle in quite easily, and that may allow him to succeed immediately.

Bradford have struggled this season and require a striker to get them firing, meaning there is an opportunity for Edmondson to become an important part of the team.

In other Leeds United news, fans have been reacting to a youngster achieving a milestone this week.

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