Lee Erwin has been on the move for most of his professional career – but he’s looking to settle down in Paisley.
The former Leeds United striker signed for Jim Goodwin’s St Mirren team last week, signing a two year deal with the Buddies. He scored on his first start in the 2-1 defeat to Celtic midweek.
After breaking through at Motherwell, Erwin got his big chance at Leeds. Loan moves to the likes of Oldham followed before a permanent Leeds exit, a nomadic career following since his Elland Road departure.
He’s been as far north as Ross County and out into foreign land for a short time with Tractor of Iran. After moving back to the central belt of Scotland for family reasons, Erwin hopes to unearth the potential that got him his move to Leeds in 2015.
“I’m at the stage in my career now where I need to play regularly,” Erwin said. “You want that at any age but I need to be going into a Saturday knowing I’ve got a good chance of playing.
“Do I feel my career has stalled a little bit? Definitely. I could sit here and say I made the wrong decision to go abroad but you don’t know about these things until you actually try them.
“I’m just looking to get back playing week in and week out. When you don’t play, when you feel you’ve merited it, then it’s difficult and disappointing. But this is a fresh start for me and I’ll be working hard.
“You see some of the moves that are happening these days so I think every player should have ambition. I need to come here, work hard and do well. But you never know. Football is a crazy game and in six months’ time you don’t know what’s going to happen.”