McAllister praises Lee Erwin, compares him to former Leeds striker Ross McCormack

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Gary McAllister has praised new Leeds signing Lee Erwin.

Former Leeds United manager Gary McAllister has told The Sun that new signing Lee Erwin could make a big impact at Elland Road.

Erwin, 21, hit six goals for Motherwell this past season, and chose to leave Fir Park earlier this month in order to join Leeds United.

The striker will now be looking to make a big impact under new manager Uwe Rosler, with last season's top scorer Mirco Antenucci only hitting ten goals.

Erwin is mostly seen as a player for the future, but given Leeds' need for a striker, he could well make an instant impression in West Yorkshire.

The forward has now been praised by former Leeds player and manager Gary McAllister, who also spent time as a player with Motherwell.

McAllister has told The Sun that Erwin is 'raw' but can develop into a key player for Leeds, whilst even compared him to former Whites hero Ross McCormack.

"He’s definitely got something," said McAllister. "I’d seen bits and pieces of him for Motherwell over the course of the season — but I thought he was really impressive in the play-off games against Rangers. He still has raw edges but there’s definitely something to work with.

"The Championship might be a league that suits him. Strikers who have a decent touch and can run the channels usually do well in it. Erwin’s not really a target man but for a big striker he doesn’t seem to mind taking the ball in and bringing other players in to play.

"Uwe Rosler has done well at clubs in the past and bringing in players like Erwin is an indication he wants to play the right way. Ross McCormack did well when he came from Motherwell to Leeds, even though he was at Cardiff first. The supporters will be hoping Erwin can make a similar impression," he added.

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