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Teenage star Mowatt shows why he is so important to Leeds United

Alex Mowatt is Leeds United's most creative player.

Midfield star Alex Mowatt put in another impressive performance at the weekend, showing why he has forced his way into the side.

The teenager was recalled by Neil Redfearn during his stint as caretaker manager, and he has kept his place under new boss Darko Milanic.

Leeds scored their first goal under the Slovenian head coach in the 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday, through defender Giuseppe Bellusci.

Mowatt was central to the rest of their efforts, creating as many goalscoring opportunities as the rest of their starting XI managed combined, with substitute Billy Sharp also making a key pass of his own.

vs Sheffield Wednesday

  PositionKey PassesMins Played
Alex Mowatt MF 3 90
Souleymane Doukara FW 2 68
Sam Byram DF 1 90
Billy Sharp FW 1 22

The performance was no rarity from Mowatt, in fact over his five games this season - he has created more chances than any other Leeds player, including those like Rodolph Austin who has played twice as many matches.

2014/15 overall

  PositionKey PassesKey Passes per gameAppearances
Alex Mowatt MF 9 1.8 5
Mirco Antenucci FW 8 1 8
Souleymane Doukara FW 8 1 8
Rodolph Austin MF 7 0.7 10
Sam Byram DF 7 0.78 9

Mowatt, 19, has been one of the real plus points under the Milanic era so far, and the fact the new boss continues to show faith in him is a good sign of things to come, while an international break and time for the youngster to rest, comes at an ideal time.

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