Formalities at the end of the football season are somewhat reassuring in the age of the new normal where almost everything is anything but.

However, some may seek comfort in the awarding of new contracts.

Good news then, as Leeds are on the verge of finalising two contract extensions.

First, Alfie McCalmont is set to be awarded a new deal. The once-capped Northern Ireland internation has been in and around the first team over the last season, having made his debut coming on a substitute against Salford City in the Carabao Cup back in August. The 20 year old has impressed in the defensive midfield role when playing for the U23s, too.

His process of maturing into the world of football is expected to be furthered by a loan out of the club this season, with McCalmont undoubtedly itching for first-team minutes.

The second is Ryan Edmondson, who is currently out on loan at Aberdeen making his first-team debut for the Scottish side as a substitute against Rangers last weekend. It was actually the Dons’ manager who revealed that a contract is expected in the next few weeks, with the YEP claiming that it’s set to be something around a 3-year extension.