Steve Evans reacts to Lee Erwin performance, makes promise to Leeds forward

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The Leeds head coach has been discussing the 21-year-old.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans praised Lee Erwin's contribution during Friday night's friendly against Wycombe but admits the club need to get the youngster fitter, according to the club's official Twitter account.

The 21-year-old netted during a 2-0 win over Wycombe but Evans says he needs to get fitter and sharper.

However, the Scot promised to back the young forward, repeating his assertion that he wasn't given enough of a chance after joining United over the summer.

After his move, Erwin was loaned out to Bury but is now back with the Whites first team.

Evans told the Leeds site: "I think we need to get him a bit fitter. He probably thought his road was ending when he joined Bury.

"I don’t feel he was given a chance but we’re going to give him that."

Erwin can certainly add some options up front for Leeds if he does get fully fit - as has been repeated on numerous occasions over the last few weeks.

Other positives for Evans on Friday night were 90 minutes for several of his squad players and a performance - and goal - from Sam Byram.

Next up for Leeds are Rotherham United in the Championship and the Whites boss will be happy to be heading into that game off the back of a win, even if it was only during a friendly.

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