Jordan Botaka sends message to Leeds fans, Lee Erwin makes honest admission

Elland Road East Stand

Leeds United fringe players got their chance last night.

Leeds United recorded their third win in a row last night to move into 11th place in the table.

They faced a lacklustre Wolves side who have gone backwards since last season, and Leeds head coach Steve Evans took the opportunity to hand players on the fringe of the first team a chance to show what they could do.

Former Motherwell striker Lee Erwin was handed a rare start, playing out wide in a supporting role to help top scorer Chris Wood.

Erwin featured for 75 minutes before making way for Jordan Botaka, another player who has barely played since signing last summer.

Erwin grew into the game before tiring, and admitted on Twitter after the game that his first half display was not what he was looking for.

22-year-old Botaka was making his first appearance since a substitute showing against Fulham back on February 23, and admitted it was a great feeling to be back on the pitch again.

Botaka came close to scoring his first goal for the club, hitting the bar late on, but showed enough to suggest he deserves more opportunities between now and the end of the season, especially with youngster Lewie Coyle showing he has a lot to learn after being selected in an unusual attacking midfield role.

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