Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has told the club's official website that Luke Murphy has embraced his role as the team's experienced head in midfield.
Murphy was surrounded by Leeds' academy products during their fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier in the week, and Redfearn thinks that he thrived with increased responsibility.
Although Murphy can hardly be considered a veteran campaigner at the age of 25, he had still played considerably more games than any other member of Leeds' midfield against Wolves and Redfearn feels he guided his younger teammates through the game well.
"If looked across the midfield, it was basically Academy players with Murphy sat in there," he said. "I think, to be fair to Murph, he took that responsibility well. He was there as that experienced player for them and I thought he took that role on well."
Unfortunately for Murphy, he was not able to guide his side to the three points as they lost 4-3 in a pulsating encounter at Molineux.
Leeds had fallen 3-1 down in the fixture, but they fought back well and levelled the scores, only to see Dave Edwards score a header to steal the three points in the closing stages.
It was a disheartening way for the match to end and Leeds will be hoping to bounce back from that defeat when they take on Cardiff City tomorrow.
Russell Slade's side are desperately off form and it means that Leeds have a good chance to get back to winning ways and raise the optimism levels at Elland Road, after what has been a tumultuous few weeks at the club.