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Lee Erwin praises Leeds United's Mirco Antenucci and Chris Wood

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Leeds United striker Lee Erwin is reportedly set to head out on loan to gain first-team experience.

Leeds United's new recruit Lee Erwin has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he cannot fault the form of Mirco Antenucci or Chris Wood this season. 

Erwin is in direct competition with Wood and Antenucci for a place up-front in Leeds' starting line-up, and the duo's form has stopped him having any chances to impress at Elland Road.

As a result it has been reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post that he could be loaned out in the near future, but Erwin doesn't appear to have any complaints about that decision. 

“If you look at Chris Wood and Mirco Antenucci, you can’t fault them or the way they’ve played," he said. "They’re doing really well and they deserve to be in the team. I understand that. It’s just a learning curve for me.

“I’ve got a lot to learn and I’ve always said that but I want to develop into a player who the club can use for the first team."

Erwin arrived at Leeds from Motherwell, and he is still waiting to make his senior debut for the Whites, after having to make do with development squad football so far.

The striker is still only 21-years-old and has time to improve, but he is used to playing senior football, having been a regular for Motherwell, and a move could be good for his progression. 

If Erwin does leave, it would show Uwe Rosler's faith in Wood and Antenucci, as they would be the only recognised out-and-out strikers at the club. 

Wood has scored four times in his first nine appearances this season, while Antenucci has three goals in his 10 matches. 

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