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Alex Mowatt's encouraging message about his Elland Road future

The Leeds star says he is much happier playing week in, week out at Leeds than potentially warming the bench elsewhere.

Leeds United starlet Alex Mowatt says he prefers playing week in, week out at Elland Road than potentially warming the bench elsewhere, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

The 20-year-old is one of a number of talented young players at Leeds and, naturally, could be a target for a Premier League side in the summer if they are on the lookout for rough English diamonds.

Mowatt, who has suffered a dip in form recently, scored the winner for Leeds during their Championship clash with Millwall on Saturday afternoon during a performance that was nearer his best for Neil Redfearn's side.

And, asked whether he would prefer to stay at Leeds and play regular football next season than succumb to any external interest over the summer, the midfielder responded with an encouraging message.

"Of course, it's better to be playing week in, week out. Leeds is obviously a big club and it's good when there's a lot of us who have come through the academy who are playing together out there," Mowatt said.

"We're a tight group all the young players. We all get on really well. It's nice for us to all be playing out there together, as well."

Leeds currently sit 12th in the Championship after their fourth win in five games against Millwall.

Next up for the Yorkshire side are Middlesbrough in six days' time (Saturday's early kick-off), where Redfearn's men will no doubt look to capitalise on the confidence they have built up during their recent run of form.

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