Leeds United flop Lee Erwin embarrasses manager who signed him

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

Lee Erwin will have had former Leeds boss Uwe Rosler saying he was right all along.

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 struck an impressive goal at the weekend for Oldham Athletic, his best at the club so far.

His volley was his fifth goal in his last seven games, coming to life under the management of John Sheridan.

Erwin is on a season long loan from Leeds United, where he failed to make an impact after signing from Motherwell in 2015.

He was one of Uwe Rosler's first signing as Leeds manager, but the German never got the chance to see him flourish, until now.

Fleetwood Town manager Uwe RoslerFleetwood Town manager Uwe Rosler

Rosler was on the receiving end of Erwin's latest star turn, watching on in frustration as the Scotsman's goal helped Oldham beat his promotion chasing Fleetwood Town.

Oldham are down in 17th compared to Fleetwood's third position, so the Latics' victory came as a surprise.

As the manager who signed Erwin, he will have known all about the forward's potential, but Rosler was never taken with him enough to hand him a starting role early on at Leeds.

Rosler lasted only 11 games before being fired by Massimo Cellino and replaced by Steve Evans.

Garry Monk did not feel Erwin was ready to compete for positions, and his early season for for Oldham justified this.

Only in recent weeks under Sheridan, who hailed his weekend goal as 'tremendous', has he begun to find form.

He has one year left on his three-year deal, and his late flourish could be enough to earn him one last crack at Elland Road. For Rosler, it's too little too late.

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