Steve Evans insists Lee Erwin is a winger and believes he has a Leeds United future

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The summer signing from Motherwell started against Wolves recently.

Leeds United take on Hull City this weekend hoping to win their fourth game in a row.

The Yorkshire side have beaten Birmingham City, Reading and Wolves in their last three games but Hull are in the play-off spots and will be a tough task – especially at the KC Stadium.

Leeds last win v Wolves was doubly impressive as the club had several players missing or benched with a stomach virus.

But it meant a chance to see some of the more fringe players in action, including Scotsman Lee Erwin.

Signed last summer from Motherwell he has struggled to catch the eye at Leeds and his fitness was also called into question.

But he has got himself lean and started on the left-wing for Leeds.

His position has often been cast into doubt but Evans insisted he was best from the wide area. He also believes he has a future at the club, telling his press conference today, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post:

“That's where he played at Motherwell, that's his natural position.

"I think his performance in the second half showed he has a future and that the boy can play."

Erwin was wanted by plenty of clubs in the summer but Leeds managed to fight them off to get their man.

So far he has managed less than 200 minutes of first-team football for Leeds and spent time on loan at Bury earlier this season – so this season has been a struggle for the player.

But after impressing this week perhaps the 22-year-old is finally settling into his new club.

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