Leeds United youngster Lewie Coyle wants loan move

Elland Road

Leeds United handed Lewie Coyle a new two-year deal earlier on Tuesday.

Lewie Coyle has told Leeds United’s official website that he would be keen to go out on loan to gain valuable first-team experience.

The Whites have recently handed Coyle a new contract, which will keep him at the club until 2017.

But the defender is eager to experience regular competitive action, and he has hinted that he could leave Elland Road temporarily in the near future.

"I think the idea is to get me out on loan and play some competitive games but, first and foremost, my aim is to play for Leeds United and make my debut here," he said.

“If that means going out and having a little spell on loan to get some experience under my belt and get some games, then that’ll be the case. I’m more than happy to do that.”

There are high hopes for Coyle’s future with the Whites, and Steve Evans has recently told the club’s official website how impressed he has been with the youngster since taking over.

Leeds will, therefore, be keeping a close eye on his progress during any impending loan move, which will be his first chance to show his quality in the senior ranks.

Coyle has captained Leeds at under-21 level, but he will hope that he can show his quality in the senior game, when he does complete a loan move.

Coyle will also be heartened by the progress made by the likes of Charlie Taylor, Sam Byram, Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook, who have all stepped out of the club’s academy system to become first-team regulars in recent years.

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