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Lewie Coyle sent off for Leeds U21s but bright future beckons

The Leeds United youngster was dismissed while captaining the club's under-21 team this week.

Leeds United’s under-21 side lost 1-0 to Watford on Monday courtesy of a strike from Alex Jukubiak and it was a particularly bad day for full-back Lewie Coyle who was sent off shortly after half-time.

The 19-year-old was captaining Leeds’ young side and such is Coyle’s talent that he is expected by many to ultimately take over from Gaetano Berardi as the club’s regular right-back, but given that he is yet to make his senior debut for the Whites that still seems some way off.

Coyle was surprisingly left out of Leeds’ pre-season tour and it remains to be seen what the rest of this campaign has in store for him. But when you consider his talent it is surely only a matter of time before he follows the likes of Lewis Cook and Charlie Taylor into the first-team.

However, his foul on Ashley Charles 10 minutes into the second half on Monday saw him shown a straight red card and that is something he will not want to replicate as he looks to lead by example.

Coyle does not often get the column inches of some of Leeds’ other young players looking to make the grade, such as Chris Dawson and Lewis Walters, but he could go on to be the best of the bunch.

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