Leeds United boss Steve Evans has spoken about his admiration for youngster Lee Erwin, who he believes has come to Elland Road to prove a point.

The young striker hasn't yet made his senior debut for the Peacocks and has just returned fresh off a loan spell from League One side Bury.

Evans, who had been the manager of Rotherham United between 2012 and 2015 before replacing Uwe Rosler at Elland Road last month, insists that he has a long standing admiration for Erwin and had eagerly wanted to sign him for his former club.

However, Evans also admitted that while they were busy trying to have a conversation with Erwin's former club Motherwell, they came to know via the media that the Whites had already secured the signature of the player.

Now, having finally got the opportunity to work with the 21-year-old, Evans believes that the youngster will give it his best to earn his place in the senior side.


While speaking about his admiration for Erwin, Evans told LUTV: "I like him, I tried to do something at Rotherham.

“I went up to Scotland to watch him twice and I’d say that for one-and-a-half of the two games, he did really well and in the other half he did okay.

“When we were busy trying to have a conversation with Motherwell, I read on Sky Sports News that he’d signed for Leeds United! I thought ‘lucky so-and-sos!’

“He’s a young man who I like and he’s hungry. He’s born and bred a few miles away from where I was.

“He has to earn everything, he’s come down to England to prove a point and make a point.”