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Three Leeds United players who could benefit from Rosler's sacking, including Luke Murphy

Leeds United parted ways with Uwe Rosler earlier this morning.

Leeds United's sacking of Uwe Rosler this morning has rocked Elland Road.

The Whites have made a habit of dispensing with their managers quickly, but they had expressed a desire to build for the future with Rosler at the helm.

However, after 12 matches, Massimo Cellino has decided that the German was not the right man to take the club forward and his sacking was announced earlier today.

The decision is one which has generally angered Leeds supporters, but there may be some members of the Leeds squad who are less disappointed. 

In this piece we take a look at three players who could benefit from Rosler's sacking. 

Luke Murphy

The midfielder had a brilliant end to last season, but he was given a peripheral role by Rosler.

The 46-year-old seemed to have preferences over Murphy in midfield, and the former Crewe man only made three starts this season, as a result.

Although Murphy was selected in Rosler's final Leeds XI, against Birmingham City, he will be hoping that the new manager at Elland Road allows him greater opportunities in the first-team.

Lee Erwin

After being brought in by Leeds this summer, Erwin is still waiting to make his debut.

The striker was regularly left out of match-day squads by Rosler and, in the end, he was farmed out on loan to Bury. 

The Scottish forward will return from that temporary switch to a new management team at Elland Road, and he will hope that they believe he can have a role in the team immediately. 

Casper Sloth

Sloth's time at Leeds appeared to be coming to an end under Rosler, but this sacking could give him the reprieve he was waiting for. 

Sloth made a decent start at the Whites, during the 2014/15 season, but he has not made an appearance since February, and never got close to the senior squad while Rosler was in-charge. 

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