Neil Redfearn reacts to Luke Murphy's performance against Birmingham

Leeds United

The Leeds midfielder scored a late equaliser against Gary Rowett's men.

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn hailed Luke Murphy after the midfielder salvaged a late draw against Birmingham City.

Leeds drew 1-1 with Birmingham after going down to an early penalty. But Murphy hit back with a late equaliser and Redfearn feels the midfielder produced a brave performance, while also admitting he has had it tough at Elland Road recently.

As ever, the 49-year-old also praised wonderkid Lewis Cook for his contribution against Birmingham.

Meanwhile, the Leeds boss believes it would have been a travesty had the Yorkshire side not earned a point against Gary Rowett's Birmingham side.

A key theme is developing, however, in that Leeds are not taking their chances - and not winning games.

Week after week, Redfearn praises his side for their effort without the three points to show for it, although it is certainly an encouraging sign that Leeds' performance levels have risen of late.

Courtesy of goal difference, the Elland Road outfit have risen a place in the Championship table after their draw with Birmingham.


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