Leeds United midfielder Luke Murphy says he will need to sit down and hold crucial talks with the club about his future once his loan spell at Burton Albion expires.

The 28-year-old is currently on a season long loan spell with the Whites’ fellow Championship side, having originally joined the Brewers on a six month temporary deal for the second half of last season.

He has established himself as a regular with his loan side, with 43 appearances and a solitary goal under his belt, and with a contract at Leeds that lasts until 2019, he knows that talks over his future need to be held, with his parent club having undergone major changes with the staff since his departure.

Speaking to BBC Radio Derby, via BBC journalist Adam Pope’s personal Twitter account, he said: “I’ve loved my time here (at Burton).

“I need to speak to people at Leeds and see if I am wanted there.

“There have been big changes there since I left & I probably only know a handful of faces.”

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Murphy, who joined Leeds from Crewe Alexandra in 2013, has gone on to make 111 appearances for the Whites across all competitions, chipping in with seven goals and six assists during his time at Elland Road.

He will be missing from Burton’s playing squad for their boxing day clash, as his parent club visit the Pirelli Stadium for the traditional festive fixture.

This season he has made 21 out of a possible 22 league appearances for his loan club, only missing out as a result of his ineligibility when Leeds thrashed Burton 5-0 at Elland Road in September.

In other Leeds United news, this fringe figure is set to be axed from the senior squad.

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