Leeds United have been linked with another young Scottish forward.
According to a recent report from the Sun Leeds United manager Steve Evans is keeping a very close eye on Hibernian striker Jason Cummings, and while the Scottish Championship side will not want to lose him midway through the campaign here we take a look at how his form compares this year with last season’s performances from another young Scot now plying his trade at Elland Road.
Lee Erwin made waves at Motherwell last season and he subsequently moved on to Leeds, but the 21-year-old’s record in Scotland was markedly different from that of Cummings’ so far this year.
Erwin played 38 matches for Motherwell last season but despite scoring in the opening game against St. Mirren he then had to wait until April for his second goal of the campaign.
From there he went on an impressive run and ended the season with six goals and eight assists, including one goal and two assists in the play-off victory against Rangers, but in contrast Cummings has taken this season by storm from the very first match.
It is worth noting that the alleged Leeds target is playing at a lower level than Erwin was last season, but he clearly knows where the goal is and has already scored 14 goals in just 20 appearances.
That is the kind of form Evans would love to see from one of his Leeds strikers, especially when you consider how many matches have been lost (or drawn) by a single goal this season.
The addition of Chris Wood was supposed to solve that problem but the New Zealand international has been hit-and-miss and Cummings would be an exciting addition in due course, and perhaps one who could ultimately develop an impressive all-Scottish partnership with Erwin at Leeds.