Confirmed: Crucial Leeds United player Luke Murphy back in action after knee surgery

The midfield maestro has missed all of pre-season with the problem.

Leeds United’s luck keeps getting better. They have had a good pre-season this summer and snapped up some talented players with injury trouble now slowly dissipating.

Young midfielder Lewis Cook is back in full training ahead of the new campaign. Meanwhile Luke Murphy is also back in action.

The former Crewe Alexandra midfielder became an integral part of the first-team last season, especially under Neil Redfearn’s time in charge, and Leeds were more than happy to announce his return to action on their official Twitter account earlier today.

Rosler also commented on his return, stating to the official Leeds website:

"The good news is that Luke Murphy has trained again for the first time today with the first team.

"He has a little bit to go in terms of match practice but what a good day that is for us that he’s already back in training.

"He’s slightly ahead of schedule. The next step is that he needs conditioning and he needs match minutes.

"We will have to organise a friendly game for him and anyone who needs to get up to speed." 

Murphy has not played any part in Leeds’ pre-season campaign after undergoing knee surgery. He picked up a knee problem at the start of the summer at Thorp Arch and has been out since, so his return will be a huge boost to the club.

It would seem unlikely that Murphy will be getting back into first-team action in time for the fixture with Burnley this weekend.

However his return to training means he should be playing again very soon.

Murphy played 32 times for Leeds last season, scoring three goals, in perhaps his best season yet since his move from Gresty Road in 2013.

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