Things haven’t really gone too well for young Scottish striker Lee Erwin at Elland Road since his arrival ahead of last season, the 2015/16 campaign.
His first season at Elland Road saw the young Scot only make 11 league appearances for the Whites first team, totalling just 237 minutes on the pitch. Hew was a notable scorer for the Under-23 Development side, showing through his goals that he still has the goals in him.
At the start of this season, it was announced by Leeds United that the Belshill-born youngster was to go out on a season-long loan to League One side Oldham Athletic. Erwin has been at Boundary Park for this season, only scoring twice before Gameday 35 on February 28.
Since the last day of February, Erwin has kicked on shone for Oldham, making eight appearances, gaining 542 minutes of time on the pitch and scoring six goals – including the only goal of the game against Bolton (below) that gifted the League One title to Sheffield United.
It is clear that the on-loan Leeds man is enjoying this purple patch at the Latics and this is something that he admitted in an article carried on Oldham’s club website. Speaking after the game, Erwin said: “It’s just the licence of playing upfront.”
Erwin went on to add to this, and develop what he meant saying: “[It’s] not so much being lazy but just focusing on being an actual striker rather than doing a lot of defensive duties which I was doing before but credit to the way we’re playing.”
Erwin will hope to continue his run of scoring form for 17th place Oldham in the Latics’ next game against Bristol Rovers tomorrow where three more points will be welcome in the mission to consolidate Oldham’s position in League One for next season.