Leeds striker Lee Erwin, who is currently on loan at League One side Oldham Athletic, scored his fourth and fifth league goals last night in The Latics’ 2-1 win against tenth placed Oxford United.
Erwin, who was making his 27th league appearance last night for The Latics, secured their sixth home league win of the season and increased the gap between them and the relegation zone to five points; although Port Vale who currently occupy 21st spot having two games in hand.
The Scottish striker was United’s fist summer signing of 2015, with then manager Uwe Rosler choosing to take a punt on the young former Motherwell man. Erwin signed a three year contract, however struggled to make any sort of impact at the club; featuring only 11 times and not finding the back of the net once- before being sent out on loan to Lancashire side Bury later on in the 2015/16 season, following the dismissal of Rosler and the appointment of Steve Evans. He returned from Bury having made just three appearances, again without scoring a goal. He returned to the other side of the Pennines at the beginning of this season to see if he could get a real grasp of English football at Oldham, however it can be argued that he has been unsuccessful once more after providing little joy to the Oldham fans as they currently sit one place above the relegation zone.
Although Erwin is still only 22 and still has a lot to learn and prove, with the club currently having four permanent strikers the Scott may see his chances limited once again, and me be allowed to find another club with just one remaining year on his contract.