Leeds United’s Alex Mowatt indicates where he has progressed this season

Alex Mowatt

Mowatt was named Leeds Player of the Year last week after a tremendous season.

The 20-year-old midfielder has truly seen his reputation grow this term after some incredible displays, and he has told the official Leeds website the key area in which he has improved.

The youngster said: “I think I’ve progressed from last season which is what I wanted to do. I wanted to add more goals to my game and I’ve done that as well so I’ve been happy with myself.”

By his own standards, Mowatt has had the best season of his young career, with nine goals and two assists in 38 games bringing him international recognition with England Under-20’s.

He has truly grown as a player, and after playing just two of the first eight fixtures, he missed just two more games over the entire season - despite his young age.

It is no surprise that he is now considered as one of the best prospects in English football, and is seen as a shoe in for a transfer to the Premier League in the coming years, should the Yorkshire club fail to return to the top flight.

He has developed into a much more all-round midfielder this term, with the goals being added to his game without costing his physicality or natural ball winning ability.

He may be young, but he is arguably the Whites most important player, and his rise to prominence under Neil Redfearn coincided with the club enjoying their best run of form of the season.

Leeds should do all they can to keep Mowatt at the club next term, with his development still in progress. He has a long way to go before reaching the full potential he has shown, and Elland Road is the perfect home for him to continue playing first-team football - whilst also hoping to fire the club back into the Premier League.

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