Leeds United striker Ryan Edmondson has spoken about a dream come true as he represents his boyhood club.
Growing up as a Leeds supporter, Edmondson is now getting some action in the first-team.
And he admits that he still has to pinch himself to reassure himself that his dream is real.
Edmondson at Leeds
Edmondson started his career with York City but earned himself a move to Leeds in 2017, initially on scholarship terms.
But the 17-year-old’s rapid rise to the top has been impressive.
Despite his young age, Edmondson has already played two senior games, both coming from the bench in the league.
This season, he was introduced for the last 20 minutes against Birmingham City.
In the absence of Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford, the talented teenager was given his chance.
Edmondson can barely believe that he is already playing first-team football for Leeds.
He said: “I still pinch myself everyday wondering if this dream is real.”
Here are some replies from Leeds fans.
Well done to lad he is a great example of a young lad never giving up on his dream @umpleby73 you must be very proud seeing a lad you trained from an early age and seeing him now
— Barney ™ (@BarneyStuart21) October 9, 2018
Playing for you boyhood team is amazing and you now have every #lufc fan behind you 100%
Just go out there and give 100% every single time 👏👏👏💪👍⚽️
— Bry J Ump (@umpleby73) October 9, 2018
A legend in the making…
Keep working hard which you must be to make the bench… Learn, learn, learn… MOT.. ALAW…
— simon boley (@fatspinnerboley) October 9, 2018
He aint finished with you yet Ryan. Much more to come for you yet brother. 🙏🙌MOT.
— Ste Whalley (@dbc44723f730404) October 9, 2018
Love hearing young players from the academy saying these things, you can see when they play that it's very much a case of side before self and they love pulling on the shirt 👊
— Richard Miles (@RicardoMiles) October 9, 2018
Soon lad it will be your turn to be out number 1 striker 😎👍
— Pete's Leeds😎 🍻🇬🇧362 miles of ITK 😂🙈 (@BadgeSmiley) October 9, 2018
Go on lad. Future #9 keep working hard.
— HHKMag (@HHKMag) October 9, 2018
Dreams do come true put the hours in reap the rewards futures bright young man good luck MOT.
— Roger Cartwright (@rogercart57) October 9, 2018