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Rosler hails Luke Murphy's importance to Leeds even if he is not 100 per cent fit

The Leeds United boss has been talking about the importance of a specific midfielder

Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has been speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post about the possibility of bringing Luke Murphy back into the starting line-up following his recent injury.

The 25-year-old midfielder has come off the substitutes’ bench for recent matches against Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup and Reading in the Championship, but having put his injury woes behind him he could start in Wednesday’s match against Bristol City.

Leeds are without a win in three matches so far this season but their draws against Burnley and Reading in the league were far from disappointing and hinted at better things to come.

Now Rosler has to ensure his side remains fresh as the matches come thick and fast, and that could mean a first start of the season for Murphy.

That is especially important as fellow midfielder Lewis Cook continues his suspension for the red card he received last week, and speaking to the YEP, Rosler said, “Luke’s is a tricky situation. The only way we get him fit now is not through specific training but through games.

“But we have to accept that at times Luke is not 100 per cent.”

The Leeds boss went on to say that even if Murphy is only at 90 per cent he can still help the side and at 95 per cent he will be very important, and when you consider the player’s goals last season that is no surprise.

How Leeds could do with another strike from Murphy later this week, because once they have that first win under their belt there is no telling what this season may have in store.

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