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Redfearn calls Alex Mowatt the 'best player' on the pitch after Leeds' latest win

Leeds United's manager believed Alex Mowatt was the club's best player on Saturday.

Leeds United earned their fourth win in their last five matches when they overcame relegation-threatened Millwall 1-0 at Elland Road this weekend.

The Whites’ win came courtesy of a goal from Alex Mowatt – the 20-year-old midfielder who has enjoyed an outstanding campaign at the club – and his manager Neil Redfearn was quick to praise the youngster in his post-match press conference.

Mowatt scored in the 39th minute, to secure a victory that propelled Redfearn’s men up to 12th in the table and prompt talk of looking up rather than down.

In comments published by Leeds-based journalist Phil Hay on Twitter on Saturday, Redfearn said, “I thought Mowatt was the best player on the pitch.

“We caused a lot of trouble down the left-hand side.”

Leeds have taken time to get into a rhythm this season, which is no surprise when you consider the amount of different men who have been in charge at one time or another. But recent form suggests the rest of this campaign will be a positive one.

Mowatt will now be looking to build on a season that has seen him score five goals to date, playing a vital role in a formation that appears to be doing the trick for the Yorkshire club.

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