Lewie Coyle has made it clear he gives little thought to a future at Leeds United as he continues his third loan spell at Fleetwood Town.
The 23-year-old utility player first headed to Highbury on loan for the 2017-18 season. Last summer, Marcelo Bielsa decided he was not ready for the step up and he spent another season on loan at the League One club. Fleetwood boss Joey Barton was quick to snap him up again this summer and Coyle has become a fan favourite with the Cod Army.
Speaking to the Blackpool Gazette this weekend, as he approached his 100th game for Fleetwood, Coyle made it clear he has forgotten what conversations he has had with Leeds about his future due to the length of his absence from the club.
“It has been that long that I’ve been to Leeds, I forget what conversations I have had there.
“At the end of the day I need to be playing football. I need to be playing on a regular basis to enhance my chances of kicking on and getting the best out of me. That is the conversation I had in the summer.”
It certainly seems as though Coyle has no long-term future with his boyhood club. Despite excelling at Fleetwood he has not been given a chance by Bielsa and a future at Elland Road now seems unlikely.
Coyle’s contract in West Yorkshire expires in the summer and the prospect of him being handed a new one seems extremely slim.
Considering his excellent form with Fleetwood the Leeds man will likely have no trouble finding a new club next summer when he becomes a free agent. Indeed, Fleetwood will undoubtedly be calling. But it seems his time at Leeds will be up, come the end of the season.