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Leeds United’s fan response to Lewie Coyle goodbye message suggests a mistake has been made

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Leeds United’s fan response to Lewie Coyle goodbye message suggests a mistake has been made

The Leeds United full-back will spend time back on loan at Fleetwood Town.

Yesterday saw Leeds United confirm the departure of one of their players for the upcoming campaign. Lewie Coyle will spend at least half of next season on loan at Fleetwood Town.

Of course the 22-year-old is known to the Cod Army. He spent last season with the club after being targeted by ex-Leeds boss Uwe Rosler. His performances earned him the Players Player of the Year award and he now joins up with new Fleetwood manager Joey Barton.

Coyle took to Twitter to say goodbye to Leeds and hello to Fleetwood for the time being, with many Leeds fans responding:

It certainly appears as though Leeds fans are unsure why Coyle has been let go. He was fantastic for Fleetwood last season and could have tread a path to first-team football at Elland Road this term. It was a pathway that certainly did no harm to former Leeds left-back Charlie Taylor.

With Gaetano Berardi struggling recently and Luke Ayling only just recovered from an ankle injury, it seems odd to let Coyle go when he is in the best form of his career.

Not only that, but Coyle is capable of playing as a wing-back. If Marcelo Bielsa adopts his usual 3-4-3 approach that could have come in extremely useful.

Leeds fans will, of course, wish Coyle all the best at Fleetwood next term. But they will no doubt be hoping another right-sided defender arrives to justify the decision.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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