Leeds forward Lee Erwin confirms he has asked Rosler about potential loan move

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The Leeds United youngster has been speaking after a fine showing for the under-21s.

Leeds United striker Lee Erwin has been speaking to BBC Radio Leeds about the prospect of going out on loan this season.

The 21-year-old signed from Scottish club Motherwell during the summer, having finished last season in excellent form for the Scottish Championship side. But despite scoring regularly in the final few months of that campaign Erwin is yet to play any senior football at Elland Road.

He started the season on the bench but more recently he has not even made the match-day squad and he has had to make do with under-21 football.

He did well in his most recent outing, scoring two goals in a 3-3 draw with Queens Park Rangers, and he has been honest in his assessment of his current situation in an interview with the BBC.

When asked if Leeds boss Uwe Rosler has discussed with him the prospect of heading out on loan, Erwin said, “Yeah he has but I don’t know, I really don’t know. I have asked but I need to wait and see.

“I’d enjoy going out on loan if there’s no chance of me playing first-team football here. Once you get a taste of first-team football last year it’s a lot better than under-21 football. Hopefully I’ll go out on loan and prove my point.”

You sense there is an element of frustration for a player who now knows what it feels like to play regularly for his side and yet has taken something of a step back in that regard this season.

That was always likely to be the case given his age and the forwards ahead of him in the pecking order, but to not play even a minute of football under Rosler has been surprising.

Still, a loan move could be the making of him, and the catalyst for him to become a future Leeds striking great.

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