Luke Murphy's Bolton face former club Leeds this weekend, he's unlikely to feature

Luke Murphy of Burton during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Aston Villa at Pirelli Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

After finally leaving Leeds, Luke Murphy is no better off at Bolton.

Luke Murphy of Burton Albion during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Brentford the at Pirelli Stadium on March 6, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

Luke Murphy's Bolton Wanderers host Leeds United this weekend, but don't expect the former Whites captain to feature.

Murphy was released by Leeds in the summer a year early, after it looked like the Whites might have to send him out on loan for a third successive season.

Once a mainstay of the Leeds side, from 2016 onwards Murphy was sent out on successive loans to Burton Albion.


No club were willing to match Murphy's wages or give Leeds a fee, and the club decided simply to pay him off a year early.

Murphy signed with Bolton Wanderers and went straight into their side.

After making four appearances in August, he has not figured since.

Murphy has only made the bench once, in mid-November, and has been playing for Bolton's under-23 side. 

Luke Murphy of Burton Albion and Wes Hoolahan of Norwich City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Norwich City at Pirelli Stadium on December 30, 2017...

This is a depressing recurrence of the start of the 2016/17 season at Leeds, where Garry Monk sent him to play for the under-23s, before he was loaned to Burton in the January.

Bolton sit down in 23rd and Leeds will fancy their chances this weekend.

This would have been an ideal chance for Murphy to prove a point to Leeds. It's unlikely he will play any part.

17.01.2015. Leeds, England. Skybet Championship. Leeds United versus Birmingham. Leeds United midfielder Luke Murphy (right) goes past Birmingham City midfielder David Cotterill (left).

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