The 17-year-old scored the winner for the Whites U23s against Southampton and some fans responded to his tweet by calling for a place in the first team.

Leeds United striker Ryan Edmondson has taken to Twitter to express his delight at scoring the winner for the Under-23s against their Southampton counterparts in Monday evening’s 3-2 win.

A crowd of close to 3,000 at the i2i Stadium in Tadcaster bore witness to an exciting Premier League Cup game, in which the Whites broke the deadlock on nine minutes through Aapo Halme’s header from an inswinging Tom Pearce corner.

Saints, however, improved after the restart and ended up drawing level as Jonathan Afolabi’s marauding run down the left was followed up by a low cross which Josh Sims tapped home from close range.

The visitors then took the lead through Marcus Barnes, who picked the ball up out wide, drifted infield and unleased a powerful effort into the far corner of the net that left debutant Whites goalkeeper Kiko Casilla stranded.

However, Leeds made the most of poor Southampton defending to first draw level on 75 minutes through Hugo Diaz heading home from another set piece, before Edmonson managed to prod the ball into the net following a scramble with 10 minutes left to play.

The 17-year-old posted the following message on Twitter after the game:

Some fans replied, many of those praising the youngster for a job well done and even expressing their hopes for a place in the matchday squad against Rotherham:

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