Leeds quartet Sloth, Erwin, Coyle and Phillips reportedly wanted on loan but who should go and who should stay?

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Assessing the latest rumour relating to four Leeds United players.

According to a recent report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United have had loan enquiries for four of their players.

The emergency loan window is still open, meaning some of the Whites’ current first-team squad could temporarily move on in the coming days, and according to the YEP Kalvin Phillips, Casper Sloth, Lee Erwin and Lewie Coyle have all attracted interest from elsewhere.

Here we consider which of those players should be sent out on loan this month and which should remain at Elland Road.

Casper Sloth

Danish midfielder Casper Sloth has not featured for Leeds’ first-team all season and he has only made the bench on one occasion.

The 23-year-old continues to work tirelessly in training and for the under-21s but it has not been enough to earn him more senior recognition.

After just 14 appearances in total since arriving at Leeds from Aarhus it is time Sloth got the chance to play regularly out on loan.

Lewie Coyle

This is a tricky one, because right-back Lewie Coyle is unlikely to get any first-team football in the short term and he is definitely ready for the next step up.

But is a short-term loan move really the best option for him at this time, or would it be more beneficial for Leeds manager Steve Evans to continue to run the rule over him before potentially sending him out for the second half of the season?

As things stand the latter option makes more sense.

Lee Erwin

The one player on this list who definitely should not be sent back out on loan is young striker Lee Erwin.

After a brief stint at Bury the 21-year-old is back at the Whites and he deserves a chance to show what he can do in the first-team squad over the next few months.

Kalvin Phillips

Kalvin Phillips is a 19-year-old central midfielder who is highly rated at Elland Road and who could benefit from a spell away from the club to get more minutes under his belt.

He already has eight appearances and one goal for Leeds but this could be the perfect time for him to step up, provided it is to the right club.

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