Oldham boss Stephen Robinson comments on Leeds loanee Lee Erwin's bad luck

Watford's Jose Holebas in action with Leeds United's Lee Erwin

Leeds loanee Lee Erwin hit the woodwork again this weekend.

Watford's Jose Holebas in action with Leeds United's Lee ErwinWatford's Jose Holebas in action with Leeds United's Lee Erwin

Lee Erwin is working hard to make a success of himself in English football after an underwhelming first season at Leeds United.

The former Motherwell forward spent most of 2015/16 on the bench or with the under-21s, and was sent on loan to Oldham Athletic this season.

He has had a slow start for the Latics despite working his way into their first team, and has scored just one goal in nine league and cup appearances.

Watford's Jose Holebas in action with Leeds United's Lee ErwinLeeds United's Lee Erwin

At the weekend he came close to adding to his tally, hitting the crossbar, and Oldham boss Stephen Robinson has lamented his misfortune.

Speaking to the club website, Robinson is sure the goals will start coming for the 22-year-old striker.

He said: "That’s the third time Lee has hit the woodwork since he’s come to the club and there is fine margins between winning and losing.

“It was great technique from him and he’s in the right place during the move to get the chance on goal.

“Lee has to just continue getting in the right positions and it will come, as with all the strikers.

“If they keep getting in good positions, working as hard as they are then I can’t ask for anymore at the minute."

The near miss should provide Erwin with more motivation to kick on in training and push himself, so that he can improve and become more accurate in the games to come.

The season has only just begun and despite a low game to goal ratio so far, Erwin has the faith of his manager and a platform to kick on and prove a point, and may still reach double figures.

Lee Erwin of MotherwellLee Erwin of Motherwell

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