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Russell Slade raves about 'dangerous' Alex Mowatt, admits he has 'great feet'

Russell Slade has highlighted Alex Mowatt as Leeds' danger man.

Leeds United host Cardiff City at Elland Road this afternoon - and Bluebirds boss Russell Slade has told the Cardiff City official website that his side must be wary of Alex Mowatt.

The two sides meet in West Yorkshire with not much at stake, with Cardiff in 13th place and Leeds in 14th in the Championship table.

Level on 52 points entering the clash, many expect this mid-table battle to feel like and end-of-season game - but neither manager will want their players to take their foot off the gas.

Under-pressure Cardiff boss Slade only arrived in South Wales back in October, but fans are already unhappy given their patchy form under the former Leyton Orient manager.

Slade will be looking for a win at Elland Road, and singled out Leeds midfielder Alex Mowatt as the danger man during an interview with the Cardiff City official website, whilst also praising young team mates Lewis Cook and Sam Byram.

"Leeds do have some strong midfielders; Alex Mowatt has great feet and has a knack of getting in and around the goals," he said.

"They have some good young players, with Lewis Cook and Sam Byram in that group as well. Mowatt has a lot of games under his belt now for somebody as young as twenty, and he’ll be very dangerous," Slade added.

All three players came up through the Leeds youth system, and have been key parts of the first-team under Neil Redfearn this season.

Mowatt, 20, has scored nine goals from midfield this term, including one against Cardiff back in November - and whilst Slade's men won that game 3-1, he will know all about Mowatt's ability from that game, and will certainly need to keep him quiet if he intends on leaving West Yorkshire with any points.

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