On loan Leeds defender Lewie Coyle wins fans over with man-of-the-match performance

Lewie Coyle of Fleetwood Town in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Fleetwood Town at Sixfields on August 12, 2017 in Northampton, England.

Leeds defender Lewie Coyle is impressing at Fleetwood Town.

Lewie Coyle of Fleetwood Town in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Fleetwood Town at Sixfields on August 12, 2017 in Northampton, England.

Leeds United defender Lewie Coyle is winning Fleetwood Town supporters over with his performances on loan for the club.

Two-thirds of Fleetwood fans voted for Coyle as man-of-the-match for his midweek performance against Bury.

Fleetwood won the League One game 3-2, with Coyle providing the assist from a cross for Jordy Hiwula's opening goal.

Coyle broke into the Leeds team in 2015/16 and was touted as Sam Byram's replacement but struggled to hold down a place in the side due to competition from Gaetano Berardi and Luke Ayling.

With opportunities limited, Coyle chose to step down a level this season in order to play regularly and Fleetwood appear to have been a smart choice.

Lewie Coyle of Leeds United FC during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Leeds United and Rotherham United at Elland Road on January 9, 2016 in Leeds, England.

They are managed by former Leeds boss Uwe Rosler, who paid close attention to Coyle during his time at the club with the defender on the verge of breaking through.

Fleetwood are in seventh place in League One after seven games, and sit outside the play-offs only on goal difference.

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