Leeds United hand new contract to highly-rated starlet Lewie Coyle

first_img1 Leeds have handed Under-21s captain Lewie Coyle a new professional contract – according to the young defender’s professional boxer brother, Tommy.The right-back has come through the ranks at the club and was handed his first pro deal during the summer.He has since spent time on loan at Harrogate Town but that was cut short following an injury.However, it is not all bad news for Coyle, who has apparently earned himself new terms at Leeds already after impressing new manager Steve Evans.His famous brother Tommy, a former IBF international lightweight champion, tweeted: “Really proud of my young brother Lewie who has just signed another contract with Leeds United.”Evans has been overjoyed by the 20-year-old’s progress since his arrival at the club, and insisted he would have stepped up into the first-team sooner if not a suspension he picked up in action for the club’s U21s side.Speaking ahead of Friday’s friendly against Wycombe, Evans told the club’s official website: “We’d have loved to have played young Coyley, he’d have certainly played a part.“I love that boy and he’s got a real chance, but he’s suspended and the FA advised us that we can’t involve him at Wycombe, otherwise he would have been.“His time will come. In the short term we need to get him playing men’s football from Under-21s – there’s a world of difference when three points are at stake.“We need to get him playing football . Whether that’s sending him out for a little while… We’re looking at all the options now.“He’s training with the first team every day now and in two-and-a-half to three weeks, I’ve seen him get much, much better. And I mean significantly better.” Leeds United hand new contract to highly-rated starlet Lewie Coyle last_img

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