FORMER York City youngster Ryan Edmondson came on for his Leeds United debut in the Whites 2-0 home win against QPR yesterday.

The 16-year-old replaced Kemar Roofe in the 73rd minute and was quickly in the thick of the action.

The strapping forward, who moved from Bootham Crescent in January for an undisclosed fee, saw a goalbound shot deflected for a corner and moments later the teenager was booked for a foul on Darnell Furlong.

For once it was a comfortable victory at sub-kissed Elland Road against a poor Hoops side. Leeds head coach Paul Heckingbottom secured only his fourth league victory in 16 matches since taking over from Thomas Christiansen in February.

Heckingbottom has shown little hesitation in promoting youngsters to the first team squad with full-back Tom Pearce catching the eye once more while goalkeeper Baily Peacock-Farrell kept his first clean sheet.

Academy product Ronaldo Vieira was back to his best in midfield while another player to come off the Thorp Arch production line, Kalvin Phillips, netted for the second successive game.

Despite having players with bright futures, Heckingbottom plans major changes in the summer after Leeds under-achieved to finish in a limp 13th position.

He said: “I want a better balance to the squad, a better balance in terms of having players who can affect the game when we’ve not got the ball and affect the game through physicality.

"We’ve got talent in there and good technicians but we need to get the balance of the squad right so we’re equipped for every game in the Championship.

“You want to make major surgery with the minimal amount of signings. If funds are unlimited you can do what you want but it’s never good to keep ripping everything apart. I want to make big changes to the dynamic of the squad, however many we have to sign.”

Leeds never looked like losing against Rangers once Roofe opened the scoring on the half-hour mark with a bicycle kick after Phillips headed on a corner.

It was Roofe’s fourth goal against QPR this season.

Provider Phillips then sealed the points shortly after half-time, seizing possession after goalkeeper Joe Lumley failed to clear his lines and drilled the ball into the bottom corner.

Leeds United: Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Jansson (Pennington HT), Cooper, Pearce, Forshaw (O'Kane 87), Vieira, Phillips, Alioski, Roofe (Edmondson 73), Ekuban. Subs (not used): Lonergan, Saiz, Sacko, Lasogga

QPR: Lumley, Wszolek (Smyth 61), Furlong, Bidwell, Manning, Scowen, Cousins, Chair (Osayi-Samuel 60), Freeman, Eze (Oteh 73), Smith. Subs (not used): Ingram, Kakay, Hamalainen, Owens

Referee: Darren England Att: 30,004