Lee Erwin scores again but forgotten ex-Leeds figure wins praise instead

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

Leeds United loanee scored his third goal in two games.

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

Leeds United forward Lee Erwin scored again for Oldham Athletic at the weekend, his third goal in two games.

Erwin's strike gave the Latics a 1-1 draw away to Peterborough United, and followed up his brace in a 2-1 win over Oxford in midweek.

Erwin has struggled for goals at Oldham since signing on loan from Leeds for the season, with six goals in total.

While his goals in midweek were close range poachers' strikes, this one at the weekend was more impressive, connecting cleanly on the volley to rifle the ball into the net.

The 23-year-old Scot has earned his place in the starting line-up, benefitting from playing under new Oldham boss and former Leeds midfielder John Sheridan.

Sheridan spoke after the game to the club website, and it was another former Leeds player he chose to pick out instead of Erwin as key to his side's display.

Sheridan hailed veteran midfielder Paul Green, who played for Leeds between 2012 and 2014.

Paul Green of Leeds United (L) and Charlie Austin of QPR in actionPaul Green of Leeds United (L) and Charlie Austin of QPR in action

He said: "When I watch Paul Green, who has made over 500 career appearances, since he’s come in, he has left everything on the pitch in every game he’s played.

"He won’t be the best player on the pitch but he knows what he’s doing for the team. You need them players and that’s why he’s played the amount of games he has. Some players are just happy to go by with things at times and he’s had a good career because he’s hungry.”

If Erwin can benefit from Green's attitude, he might just stand a chance of redemption at Elland Road when his loan ends at the end of the campaign.

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