Uwe Rosler brought the 20-year-old on to good effect for Leeds against Sheffield Wednesday.
After four Championship draws for Leeds United, some problems are rearing their head more often than others.
There is a lack of creativity, a lack of cutting edge, a need for another wide man and, as a sum result of all of that, a lack of goals.
Leeds are still unbeaten after a busy schedule and, if Uwe Rosler's men keep their heads, there is plenty to build on.
But there is also room for huge improvement. And one man provided some improvement in one of United's problems areas after coming on during the 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon.
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Indeed, as Opta stats show, Alex Mowatt posted remarkable figures after coming on for Leeds against Wednesday. As a second-half substitute, the 20-year-old created more chances in 34 minutes than any other team-mates over the course of the whole match. And Mowatt completed 10 final-third passes in just 34 minutes, more than any other player bar Liam Cooper over the 90.
Luke Murphy's introduction, of course, also played its part in swinging momentum towards Leeds' favour - and credit to Rosler for making both changes. But Mowatt's creativity was abundantly clear for the Yorkshire side.
Considering his youth, Rosler's system and, most of all, United's grueling current schedule, fitting the young midfielder in may have proved a little more difficult than usual. Coming off the bench, though, he fit in brilliantly against Wednesday.