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7th Aug, 2016 | 11:49am

Leeds senior duo could be set for exit door after Monk decision

By Dominic Toner

Leeds pair Luke Murphy and Marco Silvestri have been left out of the match day squad for Sunday’s Championship opener against QPR to throw their futures at the club in dooubt.

Garry Monk has named his starting 11 for the league opener and has handed debuts to four of his summer signings but finds no place for senior duo Murphy and Silvestri despite the unavailability of Pablo Hernandez.

Murphy, 26, has been with the Whites since joining from Crewe in 2013 and has played 110 matches in all competitions.

Goalkeeper Marco Silvestri has also missed out the squad after making 92 appearances for the Leeds first-team.

Yorkshire Evening Post chief football writer Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Sunday that Silvestri is ready to be offloaded when asked what the future holds for the goalkeeper.

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The goalkeeper also left the club’s pre-season training camp in Ireland early, which further indicates that Monk doesn’t see a future for the former Italy Under-21 international at the club.

Silvestri has been Leeds’ first choice keeper for the past two seasons but is surplus to requirements after Monk signed England international and former West Ham keeper Robert Green on a free transfer.

With over three weeks left of the transfer window both Silvestri and Murphy may now be searching for first-team football elsewhere.

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