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Coyle, Lewie Jacob (Lewie)

2014-Current (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)

Right Back/Right Wing

Born: Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire: 15-10-1995

Debut: v Nottingham Forest (a) (substitute) : 27-12-2015

Height & Weight: 5ft 8ins 10st 7lb

Born in Hull, he was raised in Bilton, Holderness and went on to attend the South Holderness Technology College. He was spotted by the Leeds United Academy at the age of seven and when just twelve he signed a four year contract with the club. He was already on the club's books when they accused Chelsea of illegal "tapping up" in 2006 and his parents turned down offers from Stamford Bridge and also Barcelona. He signed for Leeds as an apprentice on leaving school and turned professional in June 2014. He had already made eight starts for the under-eighteens and two for the Under-Twenty-Ones in the 2013-14 season. He picked up an injury early in the 2015-16 season which hindered his progress and he was loaned to Harrogate Town for one month in October 2014 to regain fitness, but after making his debut in a 0-4 defeat at Chorley on 4th October 2014 he was injured in a 0-0 home draw with Gainsborough Trinity, three days later and returned to Leeds for treatment. He became a regular in the Leeds Under-Twenty-One team, scoring once in seventeen starts and one game as a substitute and became the captain of the team before the turn of the year. After signing a new one year deal on 1st July 2015, the 2015-16 season saw him allocated Jersey Number 31 and he featured in the close season squad. on 17th November 2015 he signed a new two year contract. He had made his way onto the first team bench from December 2015, being unused in the League game at Wolverhampton Wanderer on 17th December 2015 and at home to Preston North End three days later, before making his debut as a ninety-second minute substitute for Sam Byram at Nottingham Forest on 27th December 2015. He was a member of the squad until 5th March 2016, starting in each of the last three games at home to Fulham, away to Brighton and Hove Albion and at home to Bolton Wanderers, after coming on as a seventy-sixth minute substitute for Stuart Dallas, at home to Milton Keynes Dons and starting in the F.A. Cup at home to Rotherham United, his starting debut, and coming on as an eighty -ninth minute substitute for Souleymane Bomba at Bolton Wanderers also in the F.A. Cup. He then picked up an injury in the latter game which kept him out of the squad for the next two games. He then held his place in the squad for the rest of the season, which saw him unused in four, a substitute in one and a starter in three of the last four games. He came on as a substitute for Gaetano Berardi in the opening game of the 2016-17 season at Queens Park Rangers and started the second at Fleetwood Town in the League Cup but the arrival of Luke Ayling from Bristol City saw him spend much time unused on the bench, but he started three further League Cup fixtures at Luton Town, at home to Blackburn Rovers and at Norwich City. It was in the latter game, on 5th November 2016, that he picked up an injury that side-lined him for two months. There had been good news, however, two days previously, when he was given a two year extention to his contract, taking him through to the end of the 2018-19 season. He came back as a substitute in the F.A. Cup tie at Cambridge United on 9th January 2018, when he replaced Gaetano Berardi at half-time and then started the next two League games at home to Derby County and at Barnsley. There were then seven League games in which he was an unused substitute, interspersed by a start in the F.A. Cup at Sutton United on 29th January 2017, in which he was briefly Captain after Liam Cooper had been sent off in the closing stages of the 0-1 defeat. However, he finished the season on a high when he started the final game at Wigan Athletic on 7th May 2017. On 4 July 2017, Coyle agreed a new three- year deal, which took him to the end of the 2019-20 season with the club and, on the same day, he went out on a season -long loan to League One side Fleetwood Town, under one of his former Leeds United head coaches, Uwe Rosler, for the whole of the 2017–18 season. He scored the winner in his new club's first pre-season game 1-0 win at Queen of the South and also featured in both games against Karlsruher and Jablonec during Fleetwood’s pre-season tour of Austria. He had started all of Fleetwood's first three League games in a 2-0 win at home to Rotherham United, on his debut on 5th August 2017, and also in a 1-0 win at Northampton Town and a 2-0 win at home to AFC Wimbledon, while in the home defeat by Carlisle United in the League Cup he played seventy-six minutes.

League 9/60
F.A. Cup 2/20
League Cup 40

(To 2016-17)