Redfearn: Even on that pitch, 'polished performer' Alex Mowatt stood out

The Leeds boss was delighted with the 20-year-old once again after he scored the winner v Wigan on Saturday afternoon.

Alex Mowatt can do no wrong right now, it seems.

And Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn was full of praise for the 20-year-old after his side's 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium, according to the club's official website.

It was Mowatt that scored the winner for Leeds - and not for the first time this season - as the Yorkshire side registered their seventh win in 10 Championship games. Some form.

Mowatt and co had to face a poor-standard pitch at Wigan on Saturday afternoon, however, although that didn't stop the 'polished performer' that is the young midfielder, according to Redfearn.

Indeed, the Leeds boss was impressed with him as far back as when he worked with the 20-year-old in the club's Under-21 squad... And his admiration for Mowatt now couldn't be any higher.

"I thought the goal was a great goal. It was great work, a great bit of interplay into Billy [Sharp] and the lay-off to Alex. It was a clinical finish and a goal fitting to win any game," the 49-year-old told reporters.

"He gives us that bit of quality in and around the box. He was one of the players who stood out on a poor surface. He’s capable, there are no two ways about it. His goal output is far, far better this season.

"He’s capable of scoring goals, we saw him score a lot in the Under-21s when I had him. Now he’s growing into himself and his career. He’s becoming a real polished performer and I thought you could see that today."

Leeds are now up to 13th after their Wigan conquest and, remarkably, are just three points off 10th in the table.

Next up for Redfearn's men are Nottingham Forest next Saturday, a side who have turned their form around in much the same manner as United.

After that, two away trips face the Yorkshire side at Fulham and Blackpool - both very winnable games for Leeds based on their current run.

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