Newcastle United loanee Jacob Murphy has impressed in his last two outings for Sheffield Wednesday.

The £12 million winger has struggled for regular game-time since making the season-long switch to Hillsborough in the summer.

Murphy has made 23 appearances for Garry Monk's so far this campaign, but just 10 of these have been starts in the Championship.

However, the 24-year-old was granted the opportunity to start successive matches in the FA Cup tie at Brighton and the league clash at leaders Leeds.

The former Norwich City man impressed on both occasions, and opened the scoring at Elland Road as the visitors grabbed an unlikely victory.

Owls team-mate and goalkeeper Cameron Dawson praised Murphy for his impact in both encounters.

Speaking to the Sheffield Star, Dawson said:  “I am delighted for Jacob.

“I thought he was terrific at Brighton and great against Leeds. He scores goals like that in training every day.

“He has an absolute hammer foot and I am delighted he showed everybody against Leeds how hard he can strike the ball because normally it is my fingers that take a pounding!”

“We have some excellent options out wide. Kads has been excellent. He has been great all season but it was time for him to have a little bit of a rest.

“It's a real team effort.”

Murphy scored on his debut for the club against Barnsley, but has since struggled to dislodge Adam Reach and Kadeem Harris on a regular basis.

The winger has made 41 appearances for United, scoring once in the defeat at Manchester City in January 2018.