Speaking to BBC Radio Manchester, Oldham Athletic manager John Sheridan has praised striker Lee Erwin, after his brace helped the Latics to a 2-1 victory over Oxford United.
Last night’s victory leaves Sheridan’s side five-points above the relegation zone in League One, with just eight fixtures of the season remaining, and Oldham will be hoping Erwin can continue his goal scoring form to guide them to safety.
Erwin joined Oldham on-loan during the summer transfer window, from Leeds United, and has managed to score seven goals across all competitions this season, despite finding opportunities limited.
After his match-winning performance last night, Sheridan praised Erwin’s goals, he said: “I’m pleased for Lee, he hasn’t featured too much throughout the season.
“They are good goals because they are in the six-yard box, Lee’s anticipated it well- they are the best goals for strikers.
“He has done what he has to do, that’s what he has been brought here to do. I’m really chuffed for him. If he is scoring goals, he is making it tough for me to leave him out of the team.”
Erwin has also found opportunities limited at Elland Road, finding himself sent out on-loan twice, since he signed for Leeds from Motherwell in the summer of 2015.
Chris Wood’s 25 goals this season have overshadowed Leeds’ other strikers disappointing, with Erwin’s replacement Marcus Antonsson only finding the net on three occasions this campaign.
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