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Lewie Coyle admits plan is to leave Leeds on loan in January

Lewie Coyle was meant to leave Leeds United on loan last week.

Coyle’s proposed loan move to York City collapsed last week, but he has admitted to the Yorkshire Evening Post that the plan is to now leave Elland Road in the January transfer window.

When asked for the next step in his career, Coyle said: “I think the plan will be to get me out in January.”

Coyle has still not made his debut for Leeds, but he is highly rated in the club’s academy and recently signed an extension to his contract.

A right-back, he often captains the Under-21 side, and Steve Evans wanted to send him out on loan to give the 20-year-old a chance of picking up some competitive experience at professional level.

A move to York was lined up, but fell through on deadline day, and the young defender is now set to remain with the Under-21 side whilst he could have been playing regularly in League Two.

Considering he needs to be playing football consistently if he is going to have a chance of proving to Evans that he deserves a first-team chance, Coyle has admitted that moving out on loan in January is now the plan for him.

There are no indications that York will renew their interest in the full-back when the January transfer window opens, but there will surely be a number of sides hoping to bring him in on loan given the much-lauded nature of Leeds United’s academy.

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