By Danny Wright
Leeds United flyer Lewie Coyle has admitted that he is aiming to put himself in the “shop window” for Thomas Christiansen during his loan spell at Fleetwood.
Coyle, 21, has been in top form during his temporary stint in League One and has been regularly voted as man of the match for his continued high level of performances.
The Whites academy product has already set his sights on the future though and is looking forward to what happens at the end of the season in terms of Fleetwood’s push for promotion as well as his chances of first-team football at Elland Road.
Coyle has made 23 appearances in the Leeds senior squad, mainly as a right-back, but has been playing as a right winger on his loan spell, making 12 appearances across all competitions and supplying four assists in the process.
He is keen to build on that tally back with the Whites in the future and is hoping that Christiansen is paying close attention to his form.
“The aim for me is to help Fleetwood go up this season but also to play well enough to go back to Leeds and put myself in the shop window for the manager there,” he said to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“I’m a very ambitious person and I don’t like settling for second best but I’m realistic as well. I know I have to play and I know I have to do well (at Fleetwood). I’ve got to show that I’m good enough.
“Coming here, no-one is going to go easy on me.
“I’m not the finished article or even close but I’ve not been brought in here to take it easy. I’m like any other signing, I’ve got to do well and I’m happy with the way I’ve played so far. First and foremost I’ve got to be at it.”
Coyle’s Fleetwood are currently ninth in the League One standings but are well within touching distance of the play-off spots at this early stage.
If they can keep close to the top six for as long as possible, they will have a great shot of earning their seventh promotion in 14 years.
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