Lewie Coyle has posted on Instagram after his loan spell at Fleetwood Town has come to an end, and the Leeds United defender has kept his cards close to his chest over his future.
The 23-year-old right-back has impressed for Joey Barton’s side, after joining the League One outfit for a second successive spell – after spending the entire 2017-18 campaign with the Trawlermen.
He has now turned out 93 times in all competitions for Fleetwood, but the defender now looks as though he could be returning to Elland Road. His future at Leeds though remains in the dark.
Luke Ayling, Gaetano Berardi, Stuart Dallas and Jamie Shackleton have all impressed on the right side of the defence this season and it has pushed Coyle down the pecking order.
He posted a farewell message to Fleetwood, but did not hint at a permanent move – or indeed staying at Leeds – in the post. Instead, he said: “Time to enjoy the break now and look forward to what next season has to offer.”7
Coyle is an excellent young player that has provided consistent quality for Fleetwood in the third tier of English football. But the question remains, is he good enough for Leeds?
Dallas is not a right-back and Shackleton has impressed more in central midfield. Berardi has lost a yard of pace and is beginning to impress more at centre-back.
If Coyle is happy being back-up to Ayling, then Leeds should keep him. If he wants regular first-team football, then he should be sold this summer.