By Will Butcher
Leeds fans wished Luke Murphy the best of luck on Twitter after he completed a loan move to Burton Albion.
The 27-year-old has been ostracised by manager Garry Monk this season, after making just one solitary appearance in the second round of the EFL Cup against Luton Town.
Burton revealed their new signing on their official website and Twitter account, which will see Murphy remain at the Pirelli Stadium until the end of the season.
— Burton Albion FC (@burtonalbionfc) January 6, 2017
Joining the likes of transfer-listed duo Toumani Diagouraga and Ross Turnbull in the reserves, Murphy was expected to leave this transfer window in order to gain regular first-team football.
Murphy has remained in the Championship with Nigel Clough’s side and could be thrown straight into the Brewers side to face Premier League side Watford on Saturday in the FA Cup.
Leeds fans have reacted on Twitter following the former Crewe midfielder’s move, with some claiming that Murphy was not given a fair chance at Elland Road.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Good move for Burton and Murphy, you feel… liked him but only rarely showed glimpses of the player we thought we signed. #lufc
— EastStandUpper (@EastStandUpper) January 6, 2017
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) January 6, 2017
Good luck Luke Murphy, Loaned to Burton Albion. #lufc
— Jordan Jewitt (@jordan_jewitt) January 6, 2017
Murphy ???????? #lufc
— matty shay (@matty_shay) January 6, 2017
we're up all night for Luke Murphy #lufc
— Armo ????☀️ #NH69 ???????? (@Jordan_Armo) January 6, 2017
— ColD (@colrad78) January 6, 2017
— RightInTheGaryKellys (@RITGK) January 6, 2017
Contrary to other fans, one Leeds follower revealed that he will miss the combative central midfielder for this reason.
Il miss Luke Murphy's hair he had great hair ???????? #lufc
— Ryan Feast (@Razza_) January 6, 2017
Since his £1million move to Leeds from League Two outfit Crewe back in the summer of 2013, Murphy has made 111 league and cup appearances for the Yorkshire giants and found the back of the net seven times.
In other Leeds transfer news, this reliable journalist has revealed that Monk wants to improve these three positions.