Leeds United: Rejuvenated players enjoy winning feeling

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FOR SCOTT Wootton, Charlie Taylor, Luke Murphy, Sol Bamba and Steve Morison, sampling defeats in the Leeds United jersey so far in 2015 have hardly been a regular occurrence.

Morison has been on the losing side just twice in 12 appearances for United this year, while Wootton has tasted defeat just three times in 13 outings.

For Morison, it is in stark contrast to the first half of the campaign, when he was on the winning side just once in seven appearances, the 3-0 derby success over Huddersfield Town at Elland Road on September 20.

Wootton was also part of a winning Leeds dressing room on just one occasion in the first half of 2014-15 when United beat Bolton Wanderers 1-0 on August 30.

United have lost on just three occasions when Murphy and Taylor have lined up for them this calendar year, with the pair having not looked back after being brought back into the fold for the FA Cup third-round tie against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on January 4.

For Murphy in particular, it is somewhat of a turnaround in his fortunes.

A grim first half of the season to forget saw him dismissed in David Hockaday’s final game in charge, the 2-1 Capital One Cup exit at near-neighbours Bradford City on August 27.

The former Crewe Alexandra schemer’s last game of 2014 was the 2-1 defeat to Wolves at Elland Road on October 25, the final act of Darko Milanic short-lived six-match spell in charge of the club.

Meanwhile, Bamba has been part of a losing side just three times in ten United outings.

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