Leeds star gives opinion on new role

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United's Alex Mowatt has played down the left wing during recent matches.

Leeds United midfielder Alex Mowatt has told the club's official site that he has no qualms playing on the left-hand side of midfield for the side. 

Mowatt is more comfortable in a central role, but Redfearn has utilised him as a rampaging left winger in recent matches and the 20-year-old is more than happy to simply be on the pitch.

Mowatt says that is has been a tough learning curve, adapting to his new position, but he feels he is beginning to get a better grasp of it now. 

"In the last couple of weeks I don’t think I’ve been at my best," he admitted. "I’ve been playing in a different position so I’m getting to know that position.

"I’m getting fitter because I missed a few games but I felt that on Saturday I was back to my best. I’ll do a job for the team out there and it’s obviously working as we’ve got a few results. I don’t mind playing out there."

Leeds have lost just one league match in 2015, with Redfearn's tactical switches seemingly starting to pay dividends. 

Even though Mowatt says he doesn't feel entirely comfortable in the position yet, Redfearn clearly has confidence that he will be an asset on the left flank.

Few people are in a better position to judge than the 49-year-old boss either, as he has overseen Mowatt's progress from a promising youngster to a first-team regular. 

The task for Mowatt will now be to keep his place in the team until the end of the season and he will realise there is strong competition for places at Elland Road better than most, after having had to spend time on the substitutes' bench recently. 

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