Leeds United boss Steve Evans discloses what he told Luke Murphy to improve his performances

The midfielder has become a real asset again for Leeds.

Leeds United picked up an impressive win today against Reading at Elland Road, coming back from a goal down to eventually win 3-2.

Toumani Diagouraga scored their initial equaliser after Michael Hector had given Reading the lead in the first half.

Chris Wood then scored his first of the game, before Dennis Rakels made it 2-2.

But Wood scored his second of the game and 11th of the season to take Leeds up to 12th in the Championship table.

Whilst Wood received most of the plaudits there were plenty of other top performances from Leeds today – including one once again from Luke Murphy.

Murphy was signed by Reading manager Brian McDermott during his time at Leeds but has never truly nailed down a starting spot.

But recently he has been in great form and speaking to BBC Leeds after the game Steve Evans had this to say about the player:

"We've said to Luke Murphy that he won't get into the team just passing - he has to be courageous and make tackles.

"In the last month you've seen him be as good as anyone in both departments. He's a real stalwart of the team and we were able to get fresh legs on around him.”

Murphy has certainly been getting stuck in recently and his good form is keeping the likes of Alex Mowatt and Tom Adeyemi out of the first-team picture.

Hopefully Murphy can continue this form for the end of the season and into the next as he looks to finally establish himself as a Leeds United regular.

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