Luke Murphy will not be joining Burton Albion again this summer from Leeds United, according to the Burton Mail.

The midfielder has spent the past two seasons on loan at the Brewers but will now return to Leeds following Burton Albion’s relegation to League One on Sunday.

The 28-year-old first joined Burton in their first ever season in the Championship in January 2017 and played 20 games to help keep them up under Nigel Clough. Murphy then signed for the them on a season-long loan for this season and has featured for them on 39 occasions.

He will now get the chance to get into Leeds boss Paul Heckingbottom’s plans for the next campaign as he looks to get his Whites career back on track. His contract at Elland Road expires in June 2019, meaning he still has one more year left on his deal.

Murphy started his career at Crewe Alexandra and rose through the youth ranks of the Cheshire side. He established himself as a first-team regular for the Railwaymen and went onto play 186 times for them.

Despite interest in him from Blackburn Rovers and Wolves in June 2013, Crewe decided to sell Murphy to Leeds for a fee in excess of £1 million. He was a key player for Leeds in his first three seasons at the club in the club in the Championship but fell down the pecking order in the 2016/17 campaign, which resulted in him being shipped out on loan to Burton.

This summer is a big one for Luke Murphy as he looks to impress for Leeds in pre-season and break back into their team.

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