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Leeds boss Steve Evans discusses plan for Lee Erwin, and whether he will bring him back


Leeds United boss Steve Evans says he plans to bring Lee Erwin back after his loan spell.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has confirmed he plans to bring Lee Erwin back to the club - but only when his loan spell at Bury expires.

Erwin joined Bury on a 28 day loan, recommended by former boss Uwe Rosler, who did not deem him good enough yet for his under performing team, or even to make the bench.

He has played twice for Bury already, missing a midweek game through illness, and it appears new boss Steve Evans is a fan.

Evans told BBC Radio Leeds: "I've tried to call him today and it rang out, but he doesn't know my number... he should do, I tried to get him at Rotherham! He probably doesn't know I'm here!

"When the 28 days is up he'll be coming back."

Evans, a Scotsman himself, appears already to be aware of Erwin's qualities, and believes he is good enough to play Championship football.

He is on loan at Bury in order to get match fit having been shunted off to the under-21s this season, and it will be a huge boost for him to know that Evans has faith in him and sees him as being of use to the first team.

Leeds could do with an extra striker given Evans' desire to play 4-4-2, with their bench options thin last night in terms of replacements or alternatives to Mirco Antenucci and Chris Wood.

Erwin signed for Bury on October 9, and tomorrow (Friday) will mark the halfway point of his loan. The agreement will expire on Friday November 6th, one day before the Yorkshire derby with Huddersfield, and a fortnight ahead of the clash with Evans' former side Rotherham.

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