Yorkshire latest: Leeds handed fitness boost; Gray delighted with team-spirit

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Mowatt set for swift recovery

Alex Mowatt is expected to make a quick recovery from a foot injury, after fears that he had broken a bone.

The Leeds United youngster has played a starring role after being brought back into first team contention by caretaker boss Neil Redfearn, but there were concerns that he could have been set for a lengthy absence.

However, after getting a scan for a foot complaint, Mowatt has been given the all clear and could return before next weekend. 

“The X-rays have shown that it’s just bad bruising. We feared for him at first because we thought it was a crack," Redfearn said to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“He might miss the Huddersfield game but I think it’ll be days rather than weeks for him, which is obviously good news.

“He had an injection in it on Saturday, just to numb it slightly and get him through, but he did get through it. They make them tough in Donny.”

Stuart Gray delighted with team spirit

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray is delighted with the team spirit within the camp. 

The Owls have made a positive impression with the start they have made this season and Gray says that the fact that there are no complaints from within the dressing room at the moment is a major reason for this.

“The team spirit in the dressing room is unbelievable,” Gray said to the Sheffield Telegraph. “That goes a long way in this league.

“I’ve got no sulkers at the moment when players are not in the team.”

Powell wants to make Huddersfield Town fans proud

Chris Powell says that he wants to make Huddersfield Town fans proud of their team when they take on Leeds United at the weekend.

The Terriers boss is still seeking his first win as manager of the club and he is determined to get a good performance on Saturday. 

“It’s going to be tough, we know that, but we’re looking forward to a big game in front of a big crowd,” Powell said to the Examiner. 

Raynor on Bowery

Rotherham United assistant manager Paul Raynor wants to see Jordan Bowery continuing to hit the back of the net as the season progresses.

Bowery notched his first two goals for Millers in their last two games and Raynor has challenged the former Aston Villa forward to use these strikes as motivation to keep on scoring. 

“Another goal should mean he has lots of confidence," Raynor said to the South Yorkshire Times. "People kept doubting he could score goals but he has shown he can, so why not get some more?"

Clough warns of complacency

Nigel Clough remains of the opinion that Sheffield United won against Colchester despite playing poorly.

The Blades scored three times in the last 10 minutes to secure a 3-2 victory in midweek and, although Clough admits that they are looking to use the momentum from their comeback, he has revealed they are desperate to avoid a repeat performance. 

“We can take confidence from what happened,” Clough said to the Sheffield Telegraph. “It kept the momentum going and also the unbeaten run but we still want the lads to put it into context.

“They can’t ignore the fact they played badly. And we won’t let them either.

“They weren’t spared from the reality at half-time and they weren’t at the end either.”

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