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Coyle delighted with permanent move

10 January 2020

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Fleetwood Town defender Lewie Coyle spoke to the club following his permanent move from Championship side, Leeds United.

Town fought off Championship competition to make Coyle their first permanent signing of the window, signing the young right-back on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Coyle previously won the Players’ Player and Young Player of the Year back in 2018 and so far has made 122 appearances over three loan spells for The Cod Army.

Here’s what Coyle had to say on:

On signing permanently for Fleetwood Town…

“I’m absolutely delighted, it’s nice to finally fully commit my future to this club. It’s a club that has given me massive opportunities in the past, I’ve lost count how many times I’ve been here on loan previously but it’s nice to put pen to paper and commit my future here on a permanent basis.

“It’s always been in the pipeline and it’s something I’ve been open to. All I could do is play my football and leave all those decisions to those who make them. The opportunity to sign here on a permanent basis and it’s something I’m more than happy to do.”

On the deal…

“Making 122 appearances in such a short space of time, even though it feels like I’ve been here my whole life, I’m looking forward to the next milestone and hopefully help take this club to the league above.

“This was massive for me as I only had six months left on my contract at Leeds so I knew that this next move for me was going to be a permanent one, and it made perfect sense for me to move here to Fleetwood.”

On what it means to his family…

“I’ve been here for the last three seasons now and committed to another three and a half years to the club, so this is somewhere I class as home and where I play my football.

“My family and friends come up here each week in their numbers. The lads all hired a bus last week to come and watch me and they love it that I’ve signed here, so it’s now an excuse for them to get out and have more day-trips up here!

“My family are fully behind me, they come to watch me and there’s at least one member of the family at each game, so they’ll be delighted that I’ve committed my future here with the club.”


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