Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook and Steve Morison impressed for Leeds United v Wolverhampton Wanderers in Championship – Neil Redfearn

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Neil Redfearn hails the performance of Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook and Steve Morison for Leeds United against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday.

Appointment of a new manager often leads to players feeling uneasy about his positions at the club, but Leeds United duo Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook need not worry.

That’s because set-to-be new boss Neil Redfearn has been singing their praises.

‘For an hour on Saturday, I thought we were excellent and played really well, particularly in the first half’, he told The Yorkshire Evening Post. ‘Cook and Mowatt were outstanding and I thought Morison led the line quite well.

‘He was always going to run out of legs because he hasn’t played much football. But I thought he showed glimpses and looked right and there were loads of plusses in the first half’.

Redfearn was alluding to Leeds’s 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Elland Road in the Championship.

Although the West Yorkshire outfit took the lead on 18 minutes and played well in the first half, they failed to maintain that level in the second period and conceded twice.

It proved to be Darko Milanic’s final game in charge of Leeds, but there were positives to take from the game as Redfearn highlighted.

Midfielders Mowatt and Cook are still in their teens and have a long way to go, but Redfearn has worked with them before and knows their quality fully well.

Morison has yet to fully convince the Leeds supporters that he can do the job for them, but his performance against Wolves was very encouraging.

The 31-year-old Wales international striker was starting his first game for the Whites for almost 18 months against Wolves, and ended the contest with an assist, two key passes and won two dribbles (click here to read more).

Morison started the match against Wolves because of the suspension of Souleymane Doukara, but perhaps following Redfearn’s comments on him, he could start against Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium in the Championship on Saturday.

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