Photo: Boost for Leeds as Luke Murphy takes part in light training

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The injured midfielder was pictured in practice with the Leeds physio.

Leeds United fans have been treated to a sight that is sure to boost their confidence, with Luke Murphy pictured in light training in Austria.

Indeed, the 25-year-old recently underwent surgery, with boss Uwe Rosler confirming that he will consequently miss pre-season.

But Murphy is on his way to recovery and the fact he is in light running training shows the Leeds midfielder has hope of returning as soon as possible. The United man recently signed a new deal at Elland Road and head coach Rosler has also spoken of Murphy's determination being enough to ensure he catches up on any fitness training he has missed out on in his own time.

Missing pre-season is no doubt a big loss to any player, however, and it will take another strong effort from Murphy to get himself back into the Leeds first-team picture immediately after a few weeks out.

But the 25-year-old is no stranger to a challenge, having fought his way back into the Whites' first team last season, despite being overlooked for a consistent period by the Yorkshire side's coaching staff.

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