Lewie Coyle is one of those Leeds United youngsters who has progressed through the youth set-up at Elland Road and more than shown an ability to cope in the first team opportunities that he has been given.
In coming through the Academy system at Elland Road, Coyle follows recent youngsters such as Lewis Cook, Sam Byram and Charlie Taylor in the fact that he has reached the first team and not looked out-of-place there. Add in historical graduates like Jonny Howson and Fabian Delph and you see that Coyle is among good company.
The young right-back has gone on to make 23 appearances for Leeds United since his breakthrough into first-team reckoning at Elland Road. This season, however, he is out on loan at League One Fleetwood Town, the currently preferred set-up under Thomas Christiansen likely limiting his chances of gaining game time.
Coyle has been an ever-present for the Cod Army since moving to the west coast club on a season-long loan deal, playing in all eight of Fleetwood’s games so far this Sky Bet League One campaign. In these eight games, as well as providing two assists, he has put in a series of performances that have caught the eye of Fleetwood Town fans (tweet – below).
As Twitter page FTFC Cod Army point out, such have been the calibre of Coyle’s recent performances that he has picked up the Man-of-the-Match award for the last four games, including Saturday’s 4-2 loss away at Southend.
Four consecutive awards is something, but some fans are smelling something of a rat in the voting process – a view put forward by Leeds fan Neil (below).
It’s all Leeds fans voting without watching.
Unfair on him and everyone else tbf
— Neil Peffers (@Peffmeister) September 24, 2017
However, as the FTFC Cod Army page points out – it is a deserved accolade.
He fully deserves it, he puts 1000000+% in his performance.
— FTFC Cod Army (@ftfccodarmy) September 23, 2017
The fact that he has won the award four times on the trot, hasn’t been lost on Leeds United supporters.
Leeds United fans comment on Twitter after Coyle springs fourth consecutive award at Fleetwood
First up is his big brother and boxer Tommy with the following message.
So proud of you Lew 👋
— TEAM COYLE (@teamcoyle89) September 23, 2017
Following his brother’s tweet it was a case of Leeds United fans wanting to get involved and give their congratulations.
Exactly what you needed Lewis and that’s game time. You’ll be part of Leeds United for many years to come pal. Great attitude that 👍👍👍
— Colin Carmichael (@ColinCarmichae2) September 24, 2017
Well done Lewie 💙💛💙💛
— cathi #coyb #mot (@cathihall) September 23, 2017
Class is the lad, just got tough competition at RB at Leeds atm.
— Tony H (@Rumoydin) September 24, 2017
What a guy, what a response to going out on Loan!!! Absolute true professional. Looking forward to him @LUFC next season
— Robie (@TheRealRobNeal) September 24, 2017
— Col Green (@colgreen19thole) September 23, 2017
Getting him ready for Leeds 1st team place in the future
— Dan Price (@DanDare19) September 24, 2017
It will not go un noticed back home. Only a loan and all to play for
— karl booth (@karlbooth3) September 24, 2017
Lewie Lewie Lewie 👊👊👊
— All Leeds Arent We (@ALAW_P) September 24, 2017