Redfearn delivers injury update on Leeds youngster - and it's good news

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Leeds midfielder Alex Mowatt missed the 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Tuesday night, but caretaker boss Neil Redfearn has good news over his injury.

Leeds' season continues to be something of a rollercoaster - which is no surprise with Massimo Cellino running the club. On Tuesday night, Leeds went 1-0 down to Bournemouth in just the sixth minute, leaving caretaker boss Neil Redfearn in a tough situation as he continues as manager after the sacking of Dave Hockaday in August.

But whatever Redfearn said at half time, it certainly worked as the Whites roared back to claim a 3-1 win. Goals from Souleymane Doukara, Giuseppe Bellusci and Mirko Antenucci - all brought to Elland Road from Italy by owner Cellino - turned the game around and handed Leeds an impressive win over the Cherries.

Four points from two away games is a solid return for Leeds after Saturday's 1-1 draw against Birmingham City, which was another match in which Leeds fell behind in the first half before coming back to get a result in the second period. Midfielder Alex Mowatt scored the equaliser in that game, but missed the trip to Bournemouth with a toe injury.

There were fears that the injury could be serious having been left out against Bournemouth, but caretaker manager Redfearn says that they've had good news after an X-ray revealed there is no break and it may just be bruising.

"With Alex we were a bit fearful that it was a crack in his toe, but the X-rays have come back clear and I think it's bad bruising, so we're going to have to monitor him," said Redfearn on LUTV.

Leeds return to Elland Road this weekend for a Yorkshire derby against Huddersfield, and it's still unlikely that Mowatt plays a part unless his bruising clears up in the coming days. Pushing the 19-year-old youth team product before he's ready to return could lead to a relapse in his recovery, and Redfearn is ultimately right to be cautious over his involvement - despite fans wanting to see him return as soon as possible.

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