Noel Whelan explains his hope for Leeds United misfit Lee Erwin

Elland Road pitchside

Steve Evans is set to give Erwin a chance when he returns from Bury.

Leeds United once again failed to pick up a win yesterday afternoon as they drew 1-1 with Bolton Wanderers at the Macron Stadium.

Mirco Antenucci proved the hero for Leeds. He won and then converted a second half penalty to equalise in the away fixture, after Bolton's new signing Shola Ameobi scored their opener.

Much has been made recently of Leeds' lack of attacking options. Chris Wood and Antenucci are good options but Souleymane Doukara is not a particularly strong option.

The other player is Lee Erwin. Signed in the summer on a free transfer, compensation undisclosed, the Scottish youngster did not get much of a chance under former boss Uwe Rosler and was loaned out to Bury.

He returns next month and Steve Evans has already confirmed he will be giving him a chance to stake his claim for a regular place at the club.

Another man keen to see him in action is Noel Whelan. Himself a former Leeds United forward Whelan stated during his BBC Leeds commentary on the game yesterday:

"We are light in the strikers department more so now Erwin is away, but once he's finished that loan spell he'll be back and hopefully we'll see more of him.

"We brought him in for a reason – it would be nice to see more of him and what he can offer to the team."

That feeling is certainly mutual among most Leeds fans. They never got the chance to see him in action this campaign and would like to see if he can offer something different at Elland Road.

Whelan certainly thinks that sounds fair.

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