Former Leeds United defender Lewie Coyle makes second move of the year after Elland Road departure

The former Whites defender left the club in January but has already made another move

Friday, 7th August 2020, 11:39 am
Updated Friday, 7th August 2020, 11:41 am
Former Leeds United defender Lewie Coyle in action for Fleetwood Town. (Getty)

Former Leeds United defender Lewie Coyle has joined Hull City from Fleetwood Town having left Elland Road permanently in January.

Coyle - who came through the academy ranks in West Yorkshire - made 23 appearances for Leeds before spending time away from the club.

The 24-year-old spent two and a half seasons on loan with the Cod Army across three spells until he made his move permanent in the winter transfer window.

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Coyle put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal with Joey Barton's men but has now left the club just six month in to his contract to join hometown outfit Hull.

Tigers head coach Grant McCann said: “Lewie is a fantastic addition to the squad. Although he is only 24 years of age, he comes with a vast amount of experience having played more than 100 games for Fleetwood and was a key player in a side that reached the play-offs last term.

“He was highly thought of at Leeds where he came through the ranks and impressed in his first season of regular first-team football with Fleetwood in 2017/18, picking up the club’s Players’ Player and Fans’ Player of the Year awards.

“His attitude, commitment and desire to learn and improve is first class and – being a Hull lad – he will know what it means to the fans to wear the shirt. Just from speaking to him, the passion he has to do well for his hometown club is clear to see.

“He can’t wait to get going, which is just the attitude you want to see from any player. We’re delighted to have him here and I can’t wait to start working with him and the rest of the lads when we return to pre-season training next week.”