Lee Erwin struck twice and Souleymane Doukara scored once as Leeds United’s Under-21s fought out a 3-3 draw with Queens Park Rangers at Thorp Arch today.
Erwin, who Leeds are considering sending out on loan, produced two goals in the space of one second-half minute to give United a 3-1 advantage and put them within touching distance of a deserved victory.
Twenty four hours on from his outing as a substitute for the first team at Middlesbrough, Doukara had earlier opened the scoring with a second-minute volley, finding the top corner of the net with a classy finish from outside the box.
The Frenchman laid on both of Erwin’s strikes with strong runs down the right wing shortly after half-time.
But Leeds were made to pay for a spate of missed chances late in the game as QPR snatched a draw through a penalty from Reece Grego-Cox and a close-range strike by Osman Kakay six minutes from time.
A volley from Rangers’ Axel Prohouly had earlier left the game level at 1-1 at the break.
Erwin has not featured for United’s first team since his summer move from Motherwell and head coach Uwe Rosler indicated last week that the 20-year-old could be offered the chance to take up a move on loan.
Rosler said: “There’s probably a chance for us to maybe loan out one player maybe for development reasons, not to push someone out to the side.”
United: Turnbull, Coyle, Skelton, Vann, Denton, Purver, Phillips, Sloth, Mulhern, Doukara, Erwin.