Leeds United: Lee Erwin joins Oldham

Leeds United striker Lee Erwin who has joined Oldham on a season-long loan.
Leeds United striker Lee Erwin who has joined Oldham on a season-long loan.
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Leeds United striker Lee Erwin has joined Oldham Athletic on a season-long loan.

The Scottish striker will spend the whole of the 2016-17 campaign at Boundary Park after a quiet first year at Elland Road.

Leeds paid a six-figure sum to sign the 22-year-old from Motherwell last summer but he was sent out on loan to Bury within a few months of his arrival and did not make his first-team debut for United until a league game against Rotherham in November.

He started twice and amassed only 12 appearances in all and head coach Garry Monk has ruled him out of his plans for the forthcoming term.

Erwin’s exit - another cut to the fringe wage bill following the departures of Casper Sloth, Giuseppe Bellusci and Tommaso Bianchi - is likely to make space for the addition of another attacking player to Monk’s squad.

Leeds have already signed Marcus Antonsson, Hadi Sacko and Kemar Roofe but the club are still keen to increase their options up front.

United raised around £6m yesterday by selling England Under-19 midfielder Lewis Cook to Bournemouth.

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