Neil Redfearn reveals what he told Alex Mowatt to inspire his form

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Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has revealed how he inspired Alex Mowatt's goalscoring form.

Teenager Alex Mowatt hit a brace as Leeds were held to a 2-2 draw by Charlton, showcasing his exciting talent.

It was the second game in a row he had scored, with Neil Redfearn's decision to bring him into the side during his first caretaker spell this season looking like a masterstroke.

Redfearn told BBC West Yorkshire that a conversation with him at the beginning of that spell helped focus him on the type of player he needs to become, in a bid to get the best out of him.

He said: "They were outstanding finishes, he's a class act, and he's ours, that's the main thing.

"He's one of a crop of young players who is going to make this football club great again.

"I said to him in the first caretaker spell, he has scored a lot of goals for me, well he's a double figures man, he's got that sort of ability.

"He's aiming for double figures this season because he's capable of doing it."

Mowatt is already part of the way there, with four goals in 10 starts. If he carries this on then he could be pushing for closer to 15 than 10.

Goalscoring is not Mowatt's only talent, he is Leeds' most creative player this season in terms of chances created, and he completed 92 per cent of his passes against Charlton.

With Leeds on a terrible run of form, winless in eight games, the emergence of Mowatt as a true talent to be proud of is a positive arguably worth swapping what they hope will be a temporary blip for.

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