Ryan Edmondson has returned to Leeds United following his loan spell at Aberdeen.

It was thought that the Dons were keen to extend Edmondson’s loan deal at Pittodrie, the Leeds United striker regularly used by Derek McInnes, albeit from the bench. He is currently the Dons’ most used sub this term.

Edmondson is heading back to Leeds United.

Edmondson is heading back to Leeds United. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

But he won’t be extending his stay in the SPFL, Edmondson returning to Leeds United. It’s another body down for McInnes, who has already conceded that no signings will arrive at Pittodrie this month and that Marley Watkins won’t return following his loan return to Bristol City.

Edmondson looked to have ended his Dons career before it was over, picking up an ankle injury after his debut against Rangers. But he fought back from that and made 16 appearances overall, his last also coming against the Gers. He scored two goals in that time, both of which came in a 4-2 win over Hamilton.

His last cameo wasn’t able to inspire the Dons to an unlikely result against Rangers, losing 2-1, only their second defeat in 15 games. Two goals from Alfredo Morelos sealed an away victory, Ryan Hedges’ early red card making it an uphill battle for the Dons.

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Tough day for the Dons. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

McInnes said: “We lost the game but we can take heart and encouragement from the level of performance and the attitude. They played the game the way it needed to be played, we came up short.

“But not through any lack of effort and the way they managed the last hour and the second half in particular, there are a lot of positives to take, but so there were in the first half hour too.”

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