Leeds United have seen the wheels fall off their promotion wagon in recent weeks as they have struggled to put together a run of consistency, which has led to a tight chase for the title alongside Sheffield United and Middlesbrough.
An injury setback sustained by Luke Ayling leaves the full-back sidelined until the New Year and Marcelo Bielsa now lacks options down the right side of the defence, which has caused frustration for many Leeds fans regarding one loan deal approved in the summer.
23-year-old Lewis Coyle returned to League One outfit Fleetwood Town for a second season, now playing under Joey Barton, and many supporters believe he should be recalled to fill the void left by Ayling’s injury.
While Stuart Dallas, Jamie Shackleton and Gaetano Berardi can provide cover in Ayling’s absence, plenty of fans believe that the decision to loan Coyle out once again has come back to haunt the Peacocks.
We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
Lewie Coyle????that’s a great shout… We should never of sent him out on loan #MOT
— Connor Mahoney! WAFLL! WACCOE! ALAW! MOT! (@LufcConnor_) October 29, 2018
Time for @LewieCoyle to be brought home
— George28265 (@george28265) October 29, 2018
— Austin (@AustinLDN86) October 27, 2018
Recall Coyle. No brainer #LUFC
— Paul Wilson (@paulwillyping) October 27, 2018
We shouldn't have to be signing a right back. Daft to let Coyle go out again #lufc
— Mike (@LeedsMJ84) October 27, 2018
It's a shame Leeds can't recall Lewie Coyle from his loan, we have big problems at right-back and I think he would be perfect… Looks like we are stuck with Stuart Dallas playing in that position.. #lufc #mot
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) October 29, 2018
Would love Leeds to recall Lewie Coyle #lufc
— ⚪️ LUFC Chat ⚪️ (@LufcChat) October 29, 2018
Might be time to recall Lewie Coyle from Fleetwood Town now we have zero fit natural RBs at the club. #lufc
— Mr T (@Leedsmatt) October 28, 2018
Ayling is out for 8 weeks then I would if we can recall, Lewie Coyle. Berardi is crocked as well, squad is paper thin #lufc
— Kirsty Stanley (@stanners_1982) October 29, 2018