David Flitcroft explains what he likes about Lee Erwin

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Lee Erwin joined Bury on loan from Leeds United earlier this month.

Bury manager David Flitcroft has explained to the Manchester Evening News what he likes about Leeds United-owned winger Lee Erwin.

Erwin joined Championship outfit Leeds from Scottish club Motherwell in the summer transfer window.

The 21-year-old forward failed to break into the Whites’ first team and was sent out on a 28-day loan to Bury earlier this month with the possibility of extending the deal further.

The former Scotland Under-19 international made his debut for Bury last weekend, when he started the League One clash against Wigan Athletic at Gigg Lane.

The youngster failed to make a big impact in the game and was taken off after 53 minutes, with the match ending in a 2-2 draw.

Bury manager Flitcroft does not appear to be too fussed about his performance, though, and seems to like Erwin’s attributes.

“He’s a player that’s got size and structure, and he can drive at you,” Flitcroft told The Manchester Evening News.

“He plays in that off-set position and likes coming inside to get shots off. But we didn’t have the ball enough on Saturday to really see the impact he can make.

“Like all loan players, it’s going to take a while for him to settle in, so we’ll keep working with him. There’s a lot more to come from him.”

Bury are fourth in the League One table at the moment with 23 points from 12 matches, just two points behind leaders Walsall.

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