Nigel Clough may be heading to League One but his thinks that Luke Murphy is exactly where he belongs in the Championship. In fact the Burton Albion boss says he will ring Paul Heckingbottom and try to convince him that Murphy should get another chance at Leeds United.
Luke Murphy still has a year left on his Leeds United contract and he divided opinion at Leeds United. He joined Burton on loan last season and did the during the season before under Garry Monk. Murphy originally joined Leeds from Crewe and was one of the most expensive players for some time. He was actually the first player to cost over £1 million since we were relegated from the Premier League and expectations were very high. He has had good and bad spells at the club since his arrival but really drifted out during the pre-season under Garry Monk. He certainly possesses talent, his passing range one of the best we’ve seen at Leeds recently but he just can’t perform on a regular basis and that has probably cost him his place at the club.
Heckingbottom is likely to take a look at him in pre-season but you would like to think we have moved on from a player who has been scrapping at the bottom end of the league for two years. He has captained Burton at times since heading there on loan and he will probably move to a club at that end of the table but unfortunately for us we weren’t a million miles away from that this season. Our standard has been set by Adam Forshaw now and we also have Ronaldo Vieira, Kalvin Phillips and Eunan O’Kane on the books with Matty Klich and Yosuke Ideguchi returning from loans spells along with Murphy. Time will tell whether Clough and Murphy can convince Heckingbottom he still has a future at Leeds but you would have to say it seems unlikely.