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Three Leeds United stars who’ve proved a big point this season

A look at three stars without whom Leeds' season just wouldn't be the same.

Luke Murphy

Far from just proving a point, Leeds United’s Luke Murphy has proved a few doubters wrong this term.

After joining the Yorkshire club for a £1 million in 2013, the 25-year-old flattered to deceive in a United shirt. And, a few months into the current campaign, the midfielder was out of Neil Redfearn’s side.

Slowly, though, Murphy clawed his way back into the reckoning and, come January, was proving his incredible worth to Leeds once again.

Now, he is an integral part of how his team function - and has been one of the factors behind their resurgence in 2015.

Sol Bamba

A superb performer since joining Leeds in January. Sol Bamba, on loan from Palermo, has delivered the odd underwhelming display but, for the most part, has been a rock at the back for Redfearn’s men.

His arrival at Elland Road has, in essence, transformed Leeds’ season. Clean sheets have been kept, some of the Championship’s best strikers stopped in their tracks - and who could forget the miracle of Middlesbrough, when Bamba, Marco Silvestri and co formed a brick wall that just wouldn’t come down?

Charlie Taylor

Leeds have been famed of late for the bright young talent coming through their academy - and now holding a firm foothold within the first team.

Sam Byram, Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt and more have made themselves indispensable towards the United cause and Redfearn’s side would be nowhere without them.

Of a lesser profile, though, was Charlie Taylor - not a first-team regular at the start of the season. Stephen Warnock kept him out of the side but, when Leeds decided to sell the veteran to Derby County in January, they placed great faith in Taylor to succeed the 33-year-old.

And he delivered with aplomb, not only impressing at left-back but recently making a Byramesque move to left-wing when called on by Redfearn.

The 21-year-old is now one of the Yorkshire side’s most important players - something you might not have foreseen at the start of the campaign.

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