Leeds United owner Andre Radrizzani took to social networking site Twitter to congratulate the Leeds United under-23 side after their 2-0 win against Colchester on Monday. With that victory, they have clinched the Professional Development League North title.
Carlos Corberan’s side needed a victory to win the title after Burnley lost earlier in the day. They wrapped up the title with a couple of games left.
Ryan Edmondson, one of the brightest young talents in the club’s academy, scored on either side of the break to see the Whites earn a comfortable 2-0 victory. With that performance, he has further staked a claim for another chance in Marcelo Bielsa’s first team.
Leeds have paid serious attention to developing their academy ranks and they are now reaping the rewards. A lot of youngsters have impressed for the senior team, while a number of signings in the past couple of years have proved to be the key players for Leeds throughout the season.
After the match, Radrizzani took to Twitter to congratulate the team, and has pointed out that it is a positive sign for the future that the youngsters are doing so well.
— Andrea Radrizzani (@andrearadri) March 25, 2019
Some Leeds fans quickly responded to his tweet. Here are some of the selected tweets:
People questioned why we were bringing in players for the Academy. This season has shown why. We have an U23 team who play the same style of football as the 1st team. When players are needed to step up they slot straight in and perform well.
The future is bright. ??????
— John McGlashan (@john959379) March 25, 2019
— grace burrows (@pinkieg81) March 25, 2019
We take more fans to an u23 match on a Monday night to Colchester than some championship teams bring to elland road. How can anyone disagree that LEEDS UTD have the best fans in the world. It’s a bloody fact. #mot
— BOBBA (@bobba75) March 25, 2019
Foundations looking good well done all u23s staff players owner @Lufc
— gnscloz (@gnscloz) March 25, 2019
Starts from the top Andrea. Thank you for believing in us. Great future ahead ?
— ??Paul Brace ???? (@paulbrace66) March 25, 2019
Promotes youth and plays the leeds way
— James – Harris (@harrisj89) March 25, 2019
Phenomenal effort MOT
— Beth Batham (@bathambl74) March 26, 2019