Leeds midfielder Micky Doyle wants to stay when his season-long loan from Coventry ends.

Doyle, 28, has been ever-present in Simon Grayson’s team since arriving from the Ricoh and has relished helping United to the top of League One.

He will have a year to run on his contract with Coventry next summer but says: “I want to stay at Leeds – there are no two ways about it.

“But if we don’t get promoted, I don’t think there will be any chance of me staying. It’s just that the club want promotion and I want to be promoted with them.

“Hopefully at the end of the season the manager will come to me and say ‘we want to keep you’ but that’s a long way off and I am sure it is a long way from his thoughts at the moment.

“He knows he has got me here for the season and I would love to stay but we’ll just have to wait and see how things work out.”

Doyle added: “You cherish playing for clubs like this, so I will grasp every minute, enjoy it and hopefully have a winners’ medal at the end of the season.

“From the first day I arrived at Leeds, everyone has been fantastic to me – players, staff and fans.”

Meanwhile, Leeds defender Alan Sheehan’s loan spell at Oldham has been extended to November 1.

United’s game at Bristol Rovers – postponed from Saturday, October 10 because of international calls – will now be played on Tuesday, October 27 (7.45pm).