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Would Leeds United need Lewie Coyle if they win promotion?

Sutton United's Ghanaian defender Kevin Amankwaah (L) vies with Leeds United's English defender Lewie Coyle during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Sutton United and...

Leeds United's Lewie Coyle is on loan in the third tier at the moment.

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.

Lewie Coyle told The Yorkshire Evening Post this week that he wants to see parent club Leeds United win promotion to the Premier League this season.

Thomas Christiansen's side are fifth in the Championship, three points off an automatic promotion spot, and it wouldn't be a huge surprise if Leeds did wind up booking their ticket back to the big time come May.

But what would such an achievement mean for Coyle?

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.

The 21-year-old right-back is on loan in League One with Fleetwood Town but signed a three-year extension prior to his move, though it seems unlikely that he would be among those in contention to start in the Premier League.

Luke Ayling and Gaetano Berardi are older and superior players but there is even a question mark over how they would fare in the top flight.

Sutton United's Ghanaian defender Kevin Amankwaah (L) vies with Leeds United's English defender Lewie Coyle during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Sutton United and...

It's a massive step-up in class from the Championship and if Christiansen doesn't deem Coyle good enough for the second tier now then it's a stretch to think he would be competing with Ayling and Berardi for the right-back role next season.

The best case scenario for him would be another loan, which keeps alive his hopes of being a big player for Leeds down the road, but if United can get a good price for him then they might just sell up.

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