Greg Abbott makes his feelings about Lee Erwin known

Leeds United

Lee Erwin scored the opening goal as Leeds defeated Wycombe on Friday.

Speaking to TV Yorkshire, former Leeds coach Greg Abbott has given his opinion on Lee Erwin following the young striker’s goalscoring performance in the friendly victory over Wycombe Wanderers.

He said: “I thought he was alright. If you want somebody who can get the ball around the box and create something, then he’s got that. He’s a great plus to have from the bench, as there is not great depth in the centre-forward position. His overall work rate was good, and now he needs more games to know if he can do it from the start.”

Erwin was signed by Leeds over the summer, agreeing a permanent move from Scottish club Motherwell.

The 21-year-old forward started the Championship campaign on the substitutes bench, but by the fifth game of the season he was dropped from Uwe Rosler’s matchday squad.

He ended up heading on loan to League One side Bury, playing three games, but has now returned to Elland Road, and was named on the bench in the 3-0 victory over Huddersfield prior to the international break.

He has still yet to make his competitive debut for Leeds, but impressed in a starting role against Wycombe on Friday.

Erwin netted the opening goal of the game in a 2-0 win, and Abbott sounds as if he was impressed with the youngster’s performance in front of goal.

Erwin is surely not going to take a starting role ahead of either Chris Wood or Mirco Antenucci, but he will remain a key member of Steve Evans’ squad, and is a great option to have from the bench.

Erwin’s career did not start at Leeds as many expected, but it looks as if he is ready to start making an impact upon the first-team at Elland Road.

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