Is Leeds United summer signing Lee Erwin a striker or a winger?

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The former Motherwell man looks set for stint out wide at Bury.

This weekend gone saw Leeds United summer signing Lee Erwin make his debut for Bury after joining the League One club on loan earlier in the week.

The Scot was played on the wing by Bury boss Garry Flitcroft who seems to believe that is his best position.

Erwin has played from the left in the past at former team Motherwell but has always been considered a striker for the future.

So where should Erwin end up playing?

The 21-year-old, who Leeds signed on a free transfer in the summer from Motherwell, has struggled for first-team football at Leeds who in fact play with a 4-3-3 system that could suit him if the wing does become his eventual position.

In some parts it makes sense. He likes to come in from the left even when played through the middle and his goalscoring record is hardly frightening - perhaps the wing is his best position.

However he certainly considers himself a striker and has the build and skillset to play through the middle. Out wide he would have to focus on his defensive duties far too much to trouble himself with the best facets of his attacking game.

Erwin is surely a striker in the future but for now a little experimenting is certainly not going to hurt.

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