Lee Erwin has told the Leeds United website what he feels is his main challenge as he settles into life at the club.
Erwin was confirmed as Uwe Rosler’s second signing of the summer yesterday and the big Scot is already looking forward to getting stuck into the challenge of representing arguably the biggest club in the Football League.
“The main challenge is just working hard to impress the coach and everyone at Leeds United to try and get in the first-team. That’s the main focus,” he said.
Erwin certainly isn’t guaranteed a place in the first team because Rosler already has some very good options in attack.
He’s got the likes of Billy Sharp (if he stays) and Mirco Antenucci to fall back on, with both of those players having more experience of the Championship and playing in Leeds United’s attack.
The encouraging thing is that Erwin feels he has the versatility to play in different ways for Leeds, which suggests he can adapt to the strengths and different systems that Rosler wants to use at the club.
“I play just off-the-cuff. Most people think I’m just a target man because I’m a six-foot plus striker but I don’t really like to be a target man to be honest.”
It may not be a style of play that he enjoys, but it’s important for Erwin to use his height and strength to his advantage considering the physical and competitive nature of the Championship.
Leeds have a talented midfield which likes to dominate the ball and when they are in form, they don’t have a need to play direct football.
Erwin’s main focus for now will be on staying fit before everyone meets up for pre-season and then impressing the boss to the point where he can force a start when the Championship returns in August.