CITY are interested in Leeds striker Ryan Edmondson, the Telegraph & Argus understands.

The Bantams are hoping to add at least one new frontman to their squad during the transfer window.

And it is believed that England under-19 international Edmondson has been identified as a potential target.

But they would face competition – with Aberdeen thought to be in pole position to keep him after a half-season loan at Pittodrie.

Edmondson’s stint in Scotland is due to expire but the Dons have approached Leeds about extending it for the remainder of the season. It is a move that is likely to appeal to the talented teenager.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has been impressed with Edmondson, although the 19-year-old has made only three starts so far and was frustrated by an ankle injury early on. He has scored twice – both coming in a 4-2 win over Hamilton in October.

There is also understood to be interest from League One in Edmondson, who made his 16th appearance for Aberdeen yesterday when he came off the bench late on in the 2-1 loss to Rangers.

City have built up a good relationship with their Premier League neighbours through the loan signing of Bryce Hosannah, who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury.

They also brought in Leeds winger Jordan Stevens on Friday after the 20-year-old’s loan at Swindon was cut short.

Now Edmondson, whose contract at Elland Road is up in the summer, is among the names on their radar to bolster the attacking options for the second half of the League Two campaign.

The 6ft 1in Harrogate-born forward joined Leeds in 2017 from York, where he had become their third youngest player in history when he made his first-team debut in the National League North aged just 16 and 140 days.

He came off the bench for Leeds against QPR in the final game of the season in May 2018.

Edmondson has made only one sub appearance for the club since but has been a regular scorer for the under-23s. He also scored on his international debut for England under-19s against Greece.

Meanwhile, City’s newest recruit Stevens will have a bit longer to get to know his team-mates after Saturday’s postponement at Scunthorpe.

The game was called off just over three hours before kick-off with referee David Rock concerned that some areas of the pitch were still frozen following sub-zero temperatures the previous night.

It meant a second successive blank weekend for the Bantams since their last game against Port Vale on December 29. It will have been 18 days by the time they play again when Crawley visit Valley Parade on Saturday.

Bottom club Southend made it four wins in six games to cut the gap between City and the League Two basement to five points.

They beat Barrow, who are now one of three clubs sat just a point above the Shrimpers.

Grimsby are among them after former City managerial candidate Paul Hurst suffered his second since returning to the club – a 3-0 defeat at Port Vale. The Mariners are at home to Southend on Saturday.