After spending just a short two years at the club, Lee Erwin has already packed his bags and is already trying to take on another challenge.
Good luck to Lee Erwin who has joined @OfficialKillie pending international clearance https://t.co/o1bj5TW0hS pic.twitter.com/PWhQG2XjnZ— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 28, 2017
The Scottish forward joined Kilmarnock on a two year deal after struggling for first team football in the Championship, making just 12 total appearances in the 2015-16 season. After failing to nail down a regular spot, his contract terminated by Leeds United in order to go find pastures anew.
The 22 year old is still very young, with this being a great chance to restart his career after failing to break into the Whites starting XI, or even consistently holding down a first team spot. The former Motherwell, Arbroath, Bury, and Oldham Athletic man will be looking to keep up his great scoring tally in the Scottish Premiership after netting five times in his final nine games for Motherwell.
If Erwin can rediscover his form, not only do I think he can live up to the decent potential that is associated with him, but I think he can make his senior team debut for the Scotland national team as well.
The forward played for Oldham Athletic on loan last season, and ended up as the team’s highest scorer in League One. Erwin has the finishing ability, I just do not think he is a Championship caliber striker, simply because he needs more minutes on the pitch. I really wanted to see Erwin go back to a League One team permanently so he could get more adjusted to English football, but a move to his home country and playing in one of the world’s most physical leagues is not a bad step in the right direction either.
Per BBC, they first reported what Lee Erwin had to say about his new move. "I'm delighted to get it over the line," Erwin told Kilmarnock's website. "It was Lee [McCulloch] who was pushing me to come here."
"I was playing against a lot of good, experienced players," he added. "It's just been about gaining experience in different leagues and [getting used to] different ways of English teams playing."
Do you think Lee Erwin should have had more of a chance at Leeds, or do you think the club was right to terminate his contract?