Leeds United: New coach Evans ready to welcome on-loan Erwin back into the fold

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STEVE EVANS says that Lee Erwin will return to Leeds United after his initial month’s loan at Bury.

The former Motherwell striker, 21, is yet to make his debut since his summer move and joined the Shakers on a 28-day emergency loan a fortnight ago.

Erwin has featured twice for the Gigg Lane outfit thus far, but Evans says he will run the rule over the forward when he returns in two weeks’ time.

Speaking after the 1-1 draw at Fulham, Evans said: “I’ve tried to call him today but it rang out, he probably doesn’t have my number. He should do. I tried to sign him for Rotherham, he probably doesn’t know I’m here! When his 28 days is up, he’ll be back.”

After Wednesday’s game at Craven Cottage, United have a quick turnaround before Saturday’s trip to Bolton. Evans has made no secret about his desire to increase his options, but says that talks with Massimo Cellino are likely to wait until after the weekend.

He said: “We have got some injuries in the squad. The early indications are that I’d like to maybe do one or two little bits.

“It may not be by Saturday as quite rightly Martyn Glover and the president want me to give it a good lift. We will get past Saturday and maybe then it will be the time to sit down with the president and make some recommendations. I will have the first say and last say.”