By Will Butcher
Leeds fans are delighted on Twitter for Lee Erwin, after the rangy striker scored in Oldham’s 3-2 loss to Shrewsbury on Saturday afternoon.
The 22-year-old Scot has struggled to adapt to the rigours of the English game following his move down south, and has been loaned out by manager Garry Monk in order to reignite his goalscoring form.
Erwin, who has four caps for Scotland’s Under-19 side, coolly finished after the ball fell to the target man inside the penalty area. It’s his first goal in English football.
82’ GOAL! The corner into the box falls perfectly for the striker and he makes no mistake from 10 yards. 2-3! Come on Latics!
— Oldham Athletic AFC (@OfficialOAFC) September 3, 2016
Erwin was considered one of Scotland’s brightest prospects after scoring eight goals in 11 games for Arbroath during a loan spell, before breaking into the Motherwell side.
The forward signed for Leeds last summer, but has failed to make an impact. A loan move to Bury was next for Erwin, but he made just three appearances for the Shakers.
Leeds fans are delighted that Erwin has found the back of the net, which is his first goal since May 2015 and hope that he can put together a run of form that will help him contribute to Garry Monk’s side.
Here are a selection of their tweets:
@LeeErwin19 congrats on the goal mate hopefully more to come this season and see you back in a white shirt next year mate??⚽️
— ᔕII (@Si_Plow) September 3, 2016
@LeeErwin19 congrats on the goal lad
— ventriloquism props (@deancore) September 3, 2016
Glad @LeeErwin19 has got off the mark hope he now he starts flying
— Dave Eames (@frusty1978) September 3, 2016
Erwin scored for Oldham. BRING HIM BACK. Poleon scored for Wimbledon. BRING HIM BACK. #lufc
— Rob Prince (@OnTheRob) September 3, 2016
Erwin scores for Oldham ?
— Jay (@decor8_jason) September 3, 2016
— Peter Elder (@PeterElder74) September 3, 2016
Buzzing for Lee Erwin to finally bag one, hopefully he can come back to Leeds and do the same! #lufc
— The Fallen Giants (@FallenGiants) September 3, 2016
One fan has heaped criticism on first-choice strikers Chris Wood and Marcus Antonsson for not scoring today, despite not even playing.
dom poleon and lee Erwin have both scored today and Chris wood or Antonsson havnt ??
— LEEDSAWAYDAYS? (@leedsaway) September 3, 2016
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