Edmondson admits he owes Hoskins a favour after pinching a goal off him

Leeds striker was awarded Town's fourth against Pompey

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 6:14 pm
Ryan Edmondson.

On-loan Leeds United striker Ryan Edmondson admits he owes team-mate Sam Hoskins a favour or two after nicking a goal off him at the weekend.

Town's fourth goal against Portsmouth on Saturday has now officially been awarded to Edmondson, his first for the club, by the dubious goals committee.

It's unlikely that news will please Hoskins whose sublime lob looked destined for the net even without Edmondson's last-ditch intervention.

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"It definitely wasn't the prettiest goal but us strikers will take anything we can get! It's definitely a positive for me to get off the mark and hopefully I can carry on from there," Edmondson admitted.

"I'm sure Sammy will throw stuff at me on the bus! But at some point I think I need to repay the favour to him."

The 19-year-old has had a mixed loan spell at Northampton so far but he's started each of the last five games and should take confidence from finally opening his account.

"I feel I settled into the team quite well," he added. "It was a bit rocky at the start and we obviously had the change of manager but I hope I've proven myself a bit now.

"I'm a bit of a workhorse up there and I think that's what the team really values. That's what I'm known for doing - running as much as possible during the game.

"Wether that's 60 minutes or 90 minutes, I'll put whatever I can into the game.

"I feel as a group we are really starting to click and now we need to continue that and the performances are improving."