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Leeds star praises the youngster who has 'lit up' Elland Road

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Leeds United's Liam Cooper says that Alex Mowatt has lit up Elland Road with his performances this season.

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper says that Alex Mowatt has lit up Elland Road this season.

The 19-year-old has been one of the Whites best players during the campaign so far and he looks to be the next member of Leeds' academy who could make it to the top level.

Mowatt has scored three goals in the club's last two games and Cooper paid tribute to the attacking midfielder's ability today.

"He's very, very good," Cooper said to LUTV. "He's definitely lightened the place up with the way he plays. He's good on the ball and he's got a great strike on him and he can score good goals. He's definitely a very good player."

Mowatt has commented this week saying how much confidence that Neil Redfearn gives him and he seems to be thriving under the new boss.

Despite the England youth-internaitonal's good form, the side have not been able to break out of their bad run, though.

Leeds have now gone eight games since their last win, but Cooper insists that morale is still high within the camp and that it won't be too long until they get their long-awaited victory. 

"The lads are confident," he said. "The gaffer has come in and done very well and obviously the time with us as caretaker manager was very good.

"The lads enjoyed it, they were enjoying training and it's not too far around the corner our win. Once we get that hopefully we can push on and get plenty more."

Cooper joined Leeds from Chesterfield this summer and he will be hoping for a bit more stability now.

Already the centre-back has experienced three different managers during his time at Elland Road, but it seems that the club are building for the long-term with Redfearn.

Cooper, himself, has played a rotational role in the squad so far and he will be hoping to stake his claim for a regular spot by playing well.

Leeds take on Blackpool this weekend in a game which looks the be a big chance for them to get their season back on track. 

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