By Alex Stevens
Steve Evans has revealed that Luke Murphy has given him a selection dilemma in the wake of Leeds’ 2-1 Championship win at Birmingham on Tuesday night.
Two goals from Stuart Dallas secured the three points for Evans’ side, who ended their five-match run without a victory by producing one of their most convincing performances of the season.
The win cemented Leeds’ place of 15th in the Championship table, four points clear of 16th-placed Blackburn.
The Yorkshire giants were without midfield regular Liam Bridcutt at St Andrews due to a thigh injury but he is expected to be back in contention for Saturday’s home clash against Reading.
“I have a headache from Luke Murphy because when he gets a chance, he grabs it with both hands,” Evans said after the match on Tuesday, as quoted by BBC Leeds. “We had a lot of big performances all over the pitch and the boys will get all the credit tonight. Luke Murphy was the man who controlled the game.”
Bridcutt, who is loan from Sunderland until the end of the season, has been a regular in central midfield for most of the campaign and is generally regarded as Leeds’ first choice in that position.
He has missed the last two matches and now faces competition to win back his place, with Murphy and Toumanu Diagouraga dovetailing so well at St Andrews.