Fleetwood Town have signed Lewie Coyle on loan from Leeds United for six months as confirmed by the club website.

The 22-year-old defender is seen as one of the top prospects in the Leeds academy at the moment which considering the prestige of that institution is high praise indeed. But even with Marcelo Bielsa now in charge it doesn’t look likely that he will break into their first team in the near future and a loan deal was needed so he could continue to get the first team experience he needs to develop as a player.

And Fleetwood were very happy to bring Coyle back to the club and sign him again on loan. He spent last season on loan with the Cod Army and impressed, even earning the Players’ Player of the Season Award. So even with a change in management which has seen the controversial Joey Barton become the head coach following the departure of John Sheridan, they were delighted to bring him back to Highbury.

Following the signing, Coyle said: “I’m looking forward to getting started and seeing what is ahead.”

“The new Head Coach was a massive influence in my move and it just made sense with me coming back.”

“I hope it’s a different kind of season, but I know if we knuckle down, we will be at the right of the table.”

Coyle will now join up with the rest of the squad for pre-season training and will jet off with them on their pre-season tour of Budapest.

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