Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has piled the praise onto youngster Alex Mowatt after he was named as the Championship’s young player of the month for November.
Mowatt bagged three goals in give league games last month and is fast becoming a key component of Redfearn’s midfield as the boss has explained why he thinks Mowatt has been so effective.
“It’s really well deserved, he’s an outstanding young talent is Alex,” he told the Leeds website.
“He’s had a great month of football. He’s scoring goals, creating chances and he looks the all-round midfield player.”
“I think he’s got more comfortable with his surroundings. I think he realises and appreciates now that he is a valid member of the first team.”
Redfearn has always maintained an anxiety about complacency creeping into the games of his younger players who have established themselves as key members of the first team.
Mowatt is no different and he’s looking for more from the youngster over the rest of the season as Leeds think about climbing the table and aiming for the play-offs in the second half of the campaign.
“I think he’s relishing it now. He’s getting his feet under the table and I think there’s more to come from Alex, he’s capable of scoring goals and he’s an outstanding talent.”
Leeds go into their game against Nottingham Forest this weekend looking to react after back-to-back defeats in the Championship, which have taken some of the positivity away from that superb win against Derby County.
Redfearn has confirmed that the side have been working on some new things this week in training, as he looks to stop the rot.
If Mowatt can maintain his positive form throughout December, Leeds should be in a very good position at the turn of the year.