Yorkshire media round-up: Redfearn on Leeds star who's been harshly treated

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Redfearn backs Murphy

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn believes that Luke Murphy has been unfairly criticised during his time at Elland Road so far.

Murphy's performances in the centre of the pitch have not won him many fans with the Whites, but he showed his class at the weekend - scoring the equalising goal against Birmingham City - and Redfearn feels he deserves more respect. 

“He had a rough ordeal last year as a £1m signing – and unjustly so, in my opinion," he told the Yorkshire Evening Post. "But he’s brave. He doesn’t hide, he gets on the ball and shows the qualities you admire in a footballer.

“He was the game’s outstanding player.”

Baker on debut

Lewis Baker says that he was pleased to make his home debut for Sheffield Wednesday, but wishes it could have been a more memorable one. 

Baker couldn't stop Wednesday from falling to a defeat against Bolton Wanderers and he was disappointed with the way it finished. 

"For me, it was special to make my home debut but I came off the pitch disappointed because we got nothing from the game," he said to the club's official site.

“But this is a good team and a good club and we have to pick ourselves up and go again for the next game against Birmingham.”

Clough on facing MK Dons

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough admits that he is perplexed as to how MK Dons have completed a league double over his side. 

MK Dons were 1-0 victors this weekend, sealing their second league win over the Blades of the season, and Clough was left to question how they had failed to get a point against their fellow promotion hopefuls. 

“Mark Howard has had three shots (to save) in the two games and somehow we’ve lost both games," he said to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

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