Leeds signed the former Motherwell striker Lee Erwin on a three year contract this week and according to an expert on the Scottish Premiership side, he could be a very useful acquisition.
We asked Motherwell blogger Lewis Birrell for his thoughts on what Erwin would bring to Leeds and he had this to say.
With only six goals in 37 games last season - albeit in a struggling side - Erwin’s finishing certainly seems to be the area when he can most improve. If he can add more goals to his all-round game then he could prove to be a very canny signing by Leeds.
The one other big question mark is where he will fit into Uwe Rosler’s formation. The German is known to favour a 4-3-3 or 3-5-2 system and Birrell was clear on the question of whether Erwin is better suited to playing as a lone striker or as part of a strike pairing.
Does this mean that Rosler will play at three at the back next season? Or will Erwin’s versatility enable him to play as a wide player in a 4-3-3? Pre-season should answer these questions and give us greater insight into the future of Leeds’ new signing.