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Leeds United loanee Lee Erwin's recent goal praised by Oldham coach

Brighton's Lewis Dunk and Leeds' Lee Erwin in action

John Sheridan however felt his performance had dropped off at the weekend.

Brighton's Lewis Dunk and Leeds' Lee Erwin in actionBrighton's Lewis Dunk and Leeds' Lee Erwin in action

Leeds United boss Garry Monk decided this summer that Lee Erwin would benefit from spending time out on loan this term.

The Scottish attacker was therefore loaned out to Oldham Athletic in July.

Erwin, who failed to net all of last season after joining Leeds from Motherwell on a free transfer, has recently found his best form since heading over the border.

He has scored four goals in his last four games, including a brilliant finish against Peterborough United in League One at the weekend.

It won praise from his boss at Oldham. John Sheridan confirmed to the Oldham Chronicle he was happy with the goal but that his overall performance had dropped:

"It was a great ball and Lee was in a great position to give the defender a problem, peeling off towards the full-back. It was a great finish.

"But I felt my strikers didn't do what they did against Oxford. If I watch them on Tuesday they didn't look like the same pairing."

Oldham Athletic manager John SheridanOldham Athletic manager John Sheridan

Erwin has often struggled to win over the Leeds support and staff with his performances but it seems that he is finally starting to discover something like his best in League One.

The Scot will still have a big task on his hands ever breaking into Monk’s Leeds team. The Yorkshire club are currently fighting for promotion to the Premier League and at present it is hard to see Erwin playing at such a level.

But if he can continue to improve at Oldham, then perhaps Leeds will decide to give him a chance at Elland Road next season.

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