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Coyle up for the fight after signing season-long loan deal with Cod Army

4 July 2017

New Fleetwood Town defender Lewie Coyle has shared his delighted after signing on-loan for the club for the 2017/18 season from Leeds United.

The 21 year-old will wear the number two shirt for Uwe Rosler’s side after putting pen to paper on a deal from the West Yorkshire club.

“I’m delighted to be on board!" said Coyle.

“It’s a great club and I know the manager from his time at Leeds – I’m looking forward to the season starting and cracking on with things.

“I’ve gained valuable experience at Leeds by playing in the Championship. I’m 21 now and I don’t see myself as that young anymore, I’m here to get games under my belt and kick on in my career.”

Sport runs in the family for Coyle, whose older brothers are Tommy – a professional boxer – and Joe – a pro golfer.

But it’s all about football for Lewie, who is aiming to impress whilst at Highbury Stadium.

“I like to get forward, but my main job is to defend,” added the Hull-born defender.

“I’m nice and aggressive, I like to play football and I want to be part of a successful team.

“Hopefully I can return to Leeds as a more developed player and help them kick on. I want to give my all at Fleetwood then hopefully go back and do the same at Leeds.”

A man Coyle knows well is town boss Rosler, who he worked with when the German was in charge at Elland Road in 2015.

“He was one of the first managers to bring me through and I went on my first pre-season tour with him.

“Both him and Rob Kelly were big factors in me coming here and I’m looking forward to getting back into it.”


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