By Will Butcher

Lewie Coyle believes he is more than deserving of his new contract, after putting pen to a paper on a new deal with Leeds.

The 21-year-old is set for a prolonged stay at Elland Road after impressing manager Garry Monk during his sporadic appearances in Leeds’ hugely impressive EFL Cup run.

Coyle believes that he has improved massively under new manager Garry Monk since the former Swansea boss took over, declaring that he is desperate to help the side improve their league position even further.

“I feel when I’ve broken through into the team I’ve taken my chance and done well so it’s nice to be rewarded,” Coyle told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I’ve been here since the age of seven so the thought of not being here is a daunting one. I’ve come on leaps and bounds this season, it’s great to be coached under Garry Monk and we’re looking up from here.”

Despite being third choice at right back, Coyle is expected to be a large part of Leeds’ immediate future as another example of the former Champions League side’s impressive youth academy.

Leeds’ number 31 has struggled to hold down a regular place in Monk’s starting 11, with both Berardi and new signing Luke Ayling considered ahead of him in the pecking order.

However, the defender is set to prolong his stay with his boyhood club after making a total of 17 appearances in all competitions since his debut in December 2015.

In other Leeds news, fans have reacted to the news that Coyle will remain at Elland Road until the summer of 2019.