David Flitcroft speaks about Leeds loanee Lee Erwin's Bury debut

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The young Leeds United striker is currently on loan in League One.

Bury manager David Flitcroft has been speaking to the Bury Times about recent loan addition Lee Erwin.

The Leeds United striker made a surprise move to the League One club on Friday, agreeing a 28-day loan deal following a mystery illness suffered by Danny Mayor.

Erwin signed for Leeds from Motherwell during the summer but the 21-year-old is yet to play for Uwe Rosler’s senior side, instead having to make do with under-21 football.

But Erwin finally got a taste of first-team action this season when he played 53 minutes for Bury against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

Erwin could not get on the score-sheet before he was replaced by Tom Pope, who did manage to score a second for his side before Wigan staged a late fight-back. But Flitcroft was satisfied with the Leeds player’s contribution.

“He likes coming inside from the left and getting shots off, but we didn’t have the ball enough to really see the impact he could make,” Flitcroft told the Bury Times.

“When we have got more of the ball I am sure he will make a good impact. But like all loan players it is going to take a while for him to settle in.”

The thing is the Leeds player may only have a month with the squad, although given his lack of game-time at Elland Road this season that loan could well be extended if it suits all parties.

Erwin certainly has the talent to excel at Bury and ultimately at Leeds, and the youngster will no doubt be hoping to seize this opportunity to impress.

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