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Lee Erwin's short-term loan move could be perfect for Leeds United

The Leeds United player could return later this season ready to make an impact for the first-team

When Leeds United signed Lee Erwin from Motherwell during the summer it looked like a smart piece of business, bringing in a young forward who had filled his boots in the final few weeks of the Scottish Championship campaign and ready for a new challenge. But 11 matches into the Whites’ season and their fans are yet to see Erwin play for the first-team.

After a few under-21 appearances, Leeds announced a somewhat surprising loan move, with Erwin signing for an initial 28 days at League One club Bury; but it could prove to be the perfect move for all concerned.

Bury need a short-term replacement following a mystery illness suffered by Danny Mayor, Erwin needs some first-team football and Leeds need to see if the 21-year-old is ready for a senior shot at Elland Road.

With a month to prove himself – at least initially – it may not be quite long enough for Erwin to get used to his new surroundings and teammates and perform consistently, but if he can build up a head of steam he can then head back to Leeds ready to at least be an effective option from the bench.

Could this prove to be a loan master-stroke from Leeds boss Uwe Rosler? Only time will tell, but no harm can come from Erwin’s latest move, and he could yet have a vital role to play for two English sides this season.

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