Leeds star Alex Mowatt admits form has been below par lately

Alex Mowatt

The 20-year-old Leeds midfielder was much happier with his display against Millwall.

Leeds United star Alex Mowatt admits he is unhappy with his recent form - but felt he was back to playing how he should be against Millwall on Saturday afternoon, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Leeds were 1-0 winners against Ian Holloway's men at Elland Road, Mowatt netting the decisive strike for Neil Redfearn's side, and the 20-year-old midfielder feels his performance was a great improvement on his recent showings.

Mowatt was even omitted from one of Redfearn's recent starting line-ups as he struggled for form but was as influential as he can be once again v Millwall.

And the Leeds star has admitted he had not been up to scratch lately.

"I need to get a run of games going and get fitter. I thought I played well today, I've not done as well as should be lately but I thought I was back to how should I play today," the 20-year-old said after the Millwall game.

Mowatt started down the left-hand side for Leeds and was given license by boss Redfearn to switch flanks with the right-sided Sam Byram at will.

He dealt with the role well - and the performance of the Leeds side as a whole was a source of great encouragement for all concerned with the club.

Next up in the Championship are high-flying Middlesbrough but the Yorkshire side need not enter that clash with any fear. Confidence is high at Elland Road.

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