Leeds United boss confirms Luke Murphy may return from knee injury tomorrow night

Elland Road pitchside

The midfield maestro had knee surgery earlier this summer.

Leeds United get their Capital One Cup campaign under way on Thursday, taking on Yorkshire rivals Doncaster Rovers.

It comes in a week that has already seen numerous shocks in the competition and Leeds boss Uwe Rosler knows his team will need to be at their best in order to advance to the next round.

One piece of good news ahead of the game is the return to action of Luke Murphy.

The midfielder had knee surgery early on in pre-season and was not expected to be back in action so soon.

However, he has been training for a week and Uwe Rosler confirmed in his press conference today that he would be involved.

He stated, as reported by the Yorkshire Post:

"I watched him the other night. He came through it in a good manner. He looked sharp and didn't have any problems.

“He is a possible member of the 18-man squad.”

The return of an experienced pro like Murphy will be a big boost to the Leeds United squad ahead of their difficult all-Yorkshire clash tomorrow night.

Murphy had a fantastic 2014-15, coming to the fore under the tutelage of Neil Redfearn and finally living up to his early promise.

If he can rediscover that form again this term there is no doubt he will be a regular in the starting XI.

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