Date: 10th May 2019 at 10:37am
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Lewie Coyle could be on his way out of Leeds United this summer with the right-back having been short of playing time in the last two years. Coyle rose through the youth ranks to the Leeds first-team in 2016 and has gone on to make 23 appearances in all competitions – the last of which came against Wigan Athletic on May 7, 2017.

After falling down the pecking order, the 23-year-old joined Fleetwood Town on loan in July 2017 and has been at Highbury Stadium ever since. Town manager Joey Barton wants to turn Coyle’s loan deal permanent this summer and could have some success in procuring his signature as the right-back’s hopes of playing for Leeds again appear to be slim.

In his two years at Fleetwood, Coyle has made 93 appearances in all competitions, making 10 assists. He’s been a regular with the Fishermen and even captained the side the season as reward for his performances. Whether he’s willing to drop down a division remains to be seen, however.

Leeds have Luke Ayling, Gaetano Berardi and Stuart Dallas to play at right-back, but the Whites only have one natural option in Ayling. Despite this, Marcelo Bielsa doesn’t appear keen on recalling Coyle this summer which could mean a move is on the cards.

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