Redfearn not surprised as Leeds star Mowatt is scouted for possible Scotland call-up

Alex Mowatt

Leeds midfielder Alex Mowatt was watched by Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Leeds United's run of consecutive wins ended at three on Tuesday night, as Brighton and Hove Albion defeated Neil Redfearn's men 2-0 at the Amex Stadium.

Goals from Inigo Calderon and Sam Baldock handed the Seagulls a much needed win, as Chris Hughton's men pull six points clear of the relegation zone.

The defeat was a blow to Redfearn after such a good run of form, but Leeds lie ten points clear of the relegation zone and 18 points adrift of the play-offs, so it doesn't do them too much harm in the Championship table.

An interesting story to emerge from the game was that Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee attended the game, returning to the club he managed for almost three years between 2003 and 2006.

McGhee was believed to be at the Amex Stadium to watch Alex Mowatt ahead of a possible Scotland call-up - despite him having one England Under-19 cap to his name.

It's unclear just how Mowatt qualifies to play for Gordon Strachan's men, but the interest is there - and speaking after the game, Redfearn said he wasn't surprised there was interest in Mowatt considering how impressive he's been this season, with quotes reported by the official Leeds United Twitter account.

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