Lewie Coyle signs new Leeds United contract; could he challenge Wootton and Byram next season?

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Another talented Leeds United youngster has committed his short-term future to the club.

Leeds United right-back Lewie Coyle has become the latest player to put pen to paper on a new contract at the club.

As confirmed by Leeds’ official website, the talented teenager has signed a new one-year deal which is good news for those supporters who see him as a long-term option at right-back.

Given former manager Neil Redfearn’s team selections last season it remains to be seen what new Leeds boss Uwe Rosler has in store for Sam Byram (a natural right-back who was switched to the wing with great effect) and Scott Wootton (a natural centre-back who took Byram’s place on the right).

Whatever happens, Coyle is not yet ready to play regular first-team football, but his time will come and with another year to play with the under-21s and hopefully make his first-team debut, the future looks bright for the 19-year-old.

Coyle may have been the last of the current crop of youngsters to sign the new deal offered to them but he is among the most talented, and if he continues on his current trajectory he should be a first-team regular for Leeds in the years to come.

The prospect of Coyle at right-back and Byram ahead of him is a mouth-watering one, but a few more contracts will have to be signed by both players in the years ahead if that is to be a long-term option.

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