Should Leeds United reintroduce Luke Murphy against Brentford?

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The 25-year-old was one of Leeds' outstanding performers under Neil Redfearn last season.

Leeds return to Championship action at home against Brentford on Saturday, and will be looking to string together consecutive wins for the first time in Uwe Rosler's short tenure.

His young side picked up an impressive 2-1 win away at Derby Country before the international break, while another three points against Brentford this weekend could potentially move the Whites into the play-off positions.

Rosler does have some decisions to make in regards to his line-up, however. While new recruit Jordan Botaka is the player on the minds of many, the German coach has some pre-existing internal dilemmas that he also needs to address.

In the heart of midfield, Leeds' young trio of Tom Adeyemi, Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt have impressed together so far, but understandably have shown signs of inexperience in certain fixtures; even in the Derby victory.

Leeds displayed a distinct lack of control in the second half at the iPro stadium, and it was the second half introduction of Luke Murphy that helped to alleviate that as the game wore on.

Were it not for an injury problem during pre-season, it's likely that Murphy would have started the season as a fixture in Rosler's line-up. And while his return to fitness has gone smoothly, the benefit of the international break and further recovery should also help his case ahead of the weekend.

Now with the visit of Brentford fast approaching; a team who controlled the game impressively at Elland Road last season, the Leeds United boss may be closer than ever to handing Luke Murphy his first league start of the campaign.

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