Erwin determined to stay fit and firing once again
LEE ERWIN endured months of discomfort during a deeply unhappy spell with Tractor Sazi in Iran last year.
He then came through another deeply frustrating 12 weeks on the sidelines at Ross County after injuring his ankle.
After those long and weary experiences, two minutes of stoppage time were hardly going to faze the 25-year-old.
The former Motherwell and Leeds United striker remained the calmest individual within the Global Energy Stadium as his last-gasp strike rattled off the crossbar and looked to have crossed the line. While everyone else froze, Erwin (inset) reacted swiftly to side-foot home the rebound and secure backto-back wins for Ross County, as well as his first club goal.
He admitted: “It feels very satisfying. You can’t beat a last-minute winner. “I think we deserved the three points, especially on our second-half performance when we were pressurising them a lot.
“Luckily for me and for the team my shot went in. I had two previous chances and just needed to keep chipping away. It’s an important goal for me. It has been a slow start and it’s nice to score, but the main thing is Ross County securing back-to-back wins.
“There’s good competition for places in my position and that drives you on. We are all scoring goals which is beneficial to the team. You’ve just got to keep working hard and take your chance when it comes.”