Aberdeen boss reveals delight at landing Leeds United striker Ryan Edmondson

Aberdeen head coach Derek McInnes. (Getty)Aberdeen head coach Derek McInnes. (Getty)
Aberdeen head coach Derek McInnes. (Getty)
The Whites forward has joined the Dons on loan

Aberdeen head coach Derek McInnes has revealed his delight at landing Leeds United striker Ryan Edmondson on loan.

The 19-year-old forward has made the move to Pittodrie on a temporary basis until January.

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Edmondson has found first team opportunities scarce at Elland Road but has had an impact at development level in recent seasons.

He bagged 19 goals for the club's Under-23s side across the 2018-19 campaign and added a further 8 this term before his season was cut short in February due to a knee issue.

Dons boss McInnes had been left with just one fit forward for their clash against Rangers this weekend, but Edmondson will now head straight into his squad after training on Friday morning following the completion of his move.

“I’m delighted Ryan is here," McInnes told the club website.

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“His eagerness and willingness to come to Aberdeen is really encouraging. He is a player we’ve known about for a while and always felt he had the correct attributes to add to our squad.

“With the injuries to Sam and Curtis we clearly would have been short of two of our key players so I must thank the Board for their co-operation in getting Ryan here, during what is a financially tough period for the Club.

“I’ve no doubt Ryan will have a positive impact during his time with us.”

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