Leeds United’s Alex Mowatt was disappointing on Saturday.
Leeds United's Alex Mowatt put in a disappointing display as his side were beaten 2-0 by fellow Championship side Birmingham City in front of an expectant Elland Road crowd.
The Yorkshire outfit started the day looking for their first home win and spirits were relatively high owing to some strong performances and glimpses of genuine quality.
The starting line-up boasted the likes of Chris Wood, Lewis Cook, Stuart Dallas, new loan signing Will Buckley and the talented Alex Mowatt – an impressive set of players for a second-tier side.
However, despite dominating possession, the hosts rarely threatened and too many players were off colour, not least Mowatt, who will be bitterly disappointed with his lack of impact.
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As per the table provided by Opta Stats, the Leeds youngster couldn’t get into the game and contributed very little to his side’s attacking intentions.
Played more as an advancing midfielder, the 20-year-old managed just 21 touches, 21 accurate passes, one shot and one key pass before being hooked just before the 70-minute mark.
Birmingham were comfortable in the opening stages, and after taking the lead midway through the first-half they were able to sit back and deny the likes of Dallas and Mowatt any sort of space.
Uwe Rosler may be culpable in terms of the way he set his team up, yet the former Brentford boss must have expected more and in particular from his midfield, who often looked off the pace.
Taking to Twitter after the game, a number of Leeds fans were dissatisfied with their side’s display and apparent lack of effort, with Mowatt among those most in the firing line.
Rosler really seems tactically inept. Took 66 mins for him to realise Mowatt was doing nothing! #lufc— markcally (@markcally8) October 3, 2015
Well better ish sick of trying to look for + in a loss. Think it's time to drop mowatt last few games he may as well be sat with me #lufc.— karlos (@Kdlittle26) October 3, 2015
This season Mowatt is a symbol rather than a solution #lufc— Gustavo Alvarez (@aranycsapat1954) October 3, 2015
It may not be popular with the #lufc twitter police, but IMO Cook and Mowatt were shocking today. Billy big timers who have achieved nothing— Steph (@stephbb1210) October 3, 2015
Mowatt shouldn't play attacking mid, antenucci is much better there, mowatt doesn't have the touch/speed/movement to play there #lufc— Ryan Pinnick (@RyanPinnicklufc) October 3, 2015