Could this be the weekend Bielsa calls on Ryan Edmondson at Leeds?

Leeds United's Ryan Edmondson in action during the Pre-season Friendly match between York City and Leeds United on July 10, 2019 in York, England.

Leeds United youngster might be needed.

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

Leeds United striker Eddie Nketiah is an injury doubt for this weekend, the Yorkshire Post report.

If he is deemed unfit to face Blackburn Rovers at home, this will create a space in the matchday squad.

Leeds should turn to a teenage talent of their own to fill it, Ryan Edmondson.

 

Edmondson has impressed by consistently scoring for the under-23s over the past two seasons since joining from York City.

He has also netted for the first team in consecutive pre-seasons, but his first team opportunities have been restricted to brief cameo appearances months apart.

Bielsa has not called on Edmondson yet this season, but that should change this weekend.

Leeds United's Ryan Edmondson in action during the Pre-season Friendly match between York City and Leeds United on July 10, 2019 in York, England.

Leeds do have alternatives. Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts are in line to feature.

Edmondson should be brought into the squad as an option on the bench if Nketiah is ruled out.

He is an England under-19 international who scored in the recent round of international fixtures.

It is about time he got an opportunity, and before sending him on loan in January, Leeds should consider letting Edmondson show what he can do.

This weekend against Blackburn might present the right opportunity to take the first step.

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