By Harvey Byrne
Attacker Lee Erwin has completed a move to Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock after leaving Leeds, it was confirmed on Friday afternoon.
Sky Sports Scotland reported via their official Twitter account on Thursday that the 23-year-old had negotiated his release from Elland Road after two years at the club.
📝 Kilmarnock FC is delighted to announce the signing of Lee Erwin
— Kilmarnock FC (@KilmarnockFC) July 28, 2017
Erwin agreed a three-year deal to join Leeds in the summer of 2015 from Scottish club Motherwell.
However, it has been a largely unsuccessful career in Yorkshire for the young forward and the former Scotland Under-19 international played just 12 times for the Leeds first team without scoring a goal.
Last season he spent the season on loan in League One with Oldham, but he also had a difficult time in England’s third tier, bagging just eight times in 34 league matches.
He will now be hoping to kickstart his career in his native Scotland with Lee McCulloch’s team.
Football Insider verdict:
Erwin was clearly surplus to requirements at Leeds and this is the best move for all parties. At 23 the Yorkshire giants would have been hoping that the Scotsman would have at least been pushing for a first team role. However, with the prolific Chris Wood leading the line it is going to prove difficult for many players to oust the New Zealand international let alone one who has barely played at Championship level. Now, the Premiership can sometimes be seen as a lower level than England’s second tier and many have impressed in Scotland’s top-flight after failing in the English Football League and Leeds fans will surely keep a watchful eye on his career.
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