Leeds United's Alex Mowatt is gradually developing into the goal-scoring midfielder he wants to be.
Leeds United prodigy Alex Mowatt has had time to reflect on the improvements he has made after winning the Football League Young Player of the Month Award today.
Mowatt was handed the recognition for his performances over November this morning and he says that the progression he has seen in his game has been vast.
The 19-year-old is delighted to be troubling the scoresheet more often and he believes that he can become a major creative influence in the future.
"I’ve been playing well these last couple of months and adding goals to it," he said to the club's official site. "Last season I’d play well but I wouldn’t be scoring goals or creating goals. This year, I think I’ve just added those things to my game which are important for me.
"That’s the most pleasing thing for me, I want to score more goals. I was disappointed that I only got one last season, I thought I should have scored more. I want to score more goals and create more goals. I want to be one of those creative midfielders that chips in with the goals as well."
Mowatt looks the most talented player to have graduated from the Leeds academy in some time and he is thriving under the guidance of Neil Redfearn.
The two have worked together at academy level and Mowatt has previously spoken of the confidence boost he has been given from Redfearn's appointment.
The task for the attacking midfielder will be to continue his fine form as the season progresses. Youngsters are typically inconsistent, but Redfearn seems to have great faith in Mowatt's ability and he is already becoming one of the Whites' key stars.
He will be looking to add to his total of four goals for the campaign against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, as Leeds try and claim a crucial three points to move themselves away from the relegation zone.