'Different class' Leeds academy graduate earns praise from Redfearn for outstanding season

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Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn believes that Alex Mowatt has been one of the team's best players this season.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has praised Alex Mowatt on the club's official website, after the youngster scored a wonderful goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday.

Mowatt curled in a brilliant shot during Leeds' 4-3 defeat to Wolves, and Redfearn says the 20-year-old has started to make the spectacular become expected.

Mowatt's consistently high performance levels have made him one of Leeds' most notable attacking threats, and Redfearn is certainly impressed by the impact that academy graduate has made this season.

"We’ve come to expect it now," he said. "Mowatt is a different class and his goal was out of the top drawer.

"The disappointing is that we conceded four goals. If you score three goals away from home, you expect to win never mind get a point.

"But they showed desire and a determination to get back in it. If we play like that with that desire, that determination and that will to win, we’ll win far more games than we’ll lose."

Leeds had looked out of the contest before an own goal and that aforementioned strike from Mowatt gave them hope and levelled the scores at 3-3.

In the end the Whites couldn't hold on and conceded a fourth two minutes from time, but they will be buoyed by the fight the squad showed in adversity.

Leeds have had to deal with off the field problems, with Steve Thompson being suspended by the club, but the squad are seemingly all pulling together in the same direction.

Part of the reason for this may be because of the strong identity that Leeds currently have, with a number of their squad coming up through the youth system.

Mowatt looks to be the pick of the bunch and, after netting his ninth goal of the season, he will be hoping to take his tally into double figures over the remaining fixtures this term.

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