Leeds United legend: I think Lee Erwin can get better in these areas

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Leeds United legend Peter Lorimer has explained where he thinks new boy Lee Erwin needs to improve under Uwe Rosler.

Leeds United legend Peter Lorimer told BBC Radio Leeds where he thinks striker Lee Erwin can get better.

Erwin was recently confirmed as the second signing of the summer for head coach Uwe Rosler and Lorimer feels there are areas that the player can work on, as he looks to get stuck in and make an impression at Elland Road.

“He’s a big strong lad and he can look after himself. I think he can get better, he can get stronger in the air and positional wise at times but he’s hardly played any football because he had a bad injury – I think the raw talent is definitely there,” he said.

Erwin shouldn’t find it difficult to adjust to the need to compete aerially in the Championship, because he’s a very big striker at over six feet tall.

He can use that to his advantage in battles against various defenders who will look to get on top of him physically, pinning him down and looking to prevent him from getting that yard of space to make a telling leap.

In terms of his positional play, that’s something that Rosler will need to work hard on with him in pre-season.

Ultimately, his sense and awareness of where his Leeds teammates are and what they’re going to do, will only improve once he starts playing competitive games.

Leeds have some very quick and creative players in their midfield, which means a need for someone of Erwin’s height and presence to add a clever and more subtle string to his bow in terms of his position.

It was always going to be a little bit of a risk with Erwin coming into a massive club like Leeds, but he should be determined to embrace the challenge and excel.

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