Leeds United’s Lee Erwin intent on making an impact with Oldham Athletic

CONFIDENT: Leeds United's Lee Erwin, now on loan at Oldham Athletic. 
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe
CONFIDENT: Leeds United's Lee Erwin, now on loan at Oldham Athletic. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe
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FORGOTTEN Leeds United striker Lee Erwin is confident that his target-man qualities can be utilised to the full after joining Oldham Athletic on a season-long loan.

Erwin has endured an inauspicious time at Elland Road after joining from Motherwell last summer, making just 12 appearances in 2015-16, 10 of which arrived from the bench.

The Scot, 22, farmed out for a brief spell on loan at League One outfit Bury in the autumn, is hoping for extended game time in a preferred central role at Boundary Park where he links up again with new Latics manager Steve Robinson, who he worked with during his time at Motherwell.

Erwin said: “I found out about the interest from Oldham Athletic on Tuesday and then I completed the move soon after, so I’m happy it is finally done.

“I have set myself a goals tally in my head, but I won’t be saying what that is.

“I like to come short, run in behind and I can be a target man for the rest of the team.

“I think the standard between the Scottish Premier League and League One is very similar.

“I was only on loan at Bury last season for a couple of games and I saw it was about the same standard.

“I just can’t wait to get out on the pitch and show the fans what I can do.”

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Leeds United v Newport County.  Carabao Cup, second round.  Elland Road.
22 August 2017.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

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