The Herald - Sport - - FOOTBALL -

Frus­trated for­mer Mother­well striker Lee Er­win is ready for a loan move to try to reignite his Leeds United ca­reer.

The for­ward moved to El­land Road from Fir Park in the sum­mer on the back of help­ing the Steel­men record a 6-1 Premier­ship play-off vic­tory over Rangers.

De­spite the best ef­forts of the La­nark­shire club to keep the tal­ent who had come through their youth academy, the 21-year-old de­cided to test him­self down south at the Cham­pi­onship club, a move which earned his old team over £500,000 in a de­vel­op­ment fee.

How­ever, Er­win has yet to ap­pear for Leeds, forced to sit on the bench with­out be­ing thrown on five times last month.

And hav­ing been a reg­u­lar fea­ture of the club’s de­vel­op­ment squad, for whom he scored twice on Mon­day against QPR, he be­lieves he must now look else­where for a chance to prove his worth to Uwe Rosler if the United man­ager isn’t ready to throw him in at se­nior level.

He said: “I would en­joy go­ing out on loan if there’s no chance for me of get­ting first-team football here,” he said. “Af­ter get­ting first-team football last year, it’s a lot bet­ter than play­ing Un­der-21 football. Hope­fully I can get the chance to prove my point. The main thing for me is just to de­velop. I’m still 21.

“Hope­fully we can get some­thing sorted but, if not, I’m con­tent here. I’ll keep de­vel­op­ing and wait­ing to get my chance.

“It’s been good so far. I’m just tak­ing in the dif­fer­ent en­vi­ron­ment and the dif­fer­ent coach­ing.”

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