Leeds United: Erwin makes debut for Bury on the wing

Lee Erwin.
Lee Erwin.
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Leeds United forward Lee Erwin made his debut for Bury at the weekend after his loan move from Elland Road was confirmed on Friday.

Erwin played 53 minutes of the game, which Bury drew 2-2 against Wigan Athletic at home.

Manager David Flitcroft started him on the left wing and clarified that he saw Erwin as a wide player rather than an out-and-out centre forward.

He said: “He’s not a striker – he’s a winger that can play either side so if I want to change formations he can play as a wide right striker or a wide left.

“He’s a player that has got size and structure. He is a player that can go and drive at you. He plays in that off-centre position.

“He likes coming inside from the left side and getting shots off, but we didn’t have the ball enough to really see the impact he could make.

“When we have got more of the ball I am sure he will make a good impact.

“But like all loan players it is going to take a while for him to settle in.

“He only got a small time with the squad. He had a lot to take in but he’s nearly come in on the back of his first three points at home.”

However, Bury fans were not impressed with his debut, taking to Twitter to question his display.

@guiseppepaul wrote: “he was totally lost, played him wide..spent the first 45 looking at the bench trying to figure out where he was supposed to be.”

@DavidDavidjh added: “Erwin wasn’t fit and sadly looked completely out of his depth.”

However, some felt as though the role Flitcroft had used him in did not help.

@mattsorfleet said: “he was played on the wing and it didn’t suit him.”