Alex Mowatt has been struggling with Leeds United this season.
Mowatt scored an excellent winning goal for Leeds United last night, and he has admitted to BBC Radio Leeds that he has been short of confidence this season.
He said: “I haven’t been playing as well as I did last year, so my confidence hasn’t been as high as it should be. I’ve been out of the team for the last few games, which is rightly so as I haven’t been playing like I should be in the team. But the gaffer put me in tonight [Tuesday], and I hope I repaid him.”
Mowatt was one of Leeds’ best players last season, but he has struggled to live up to his reputation this time round, and has subsequently found himself out of the team.
He has played 14 of Leeds 15 games, but since the appointment of Steve Evans as head coach, the 20-year-old has only started one fixture.
He was left on the bench in Evans’ opening game against Fulham, and only made substitute appearances in the following two games, before being awarded a start against Cardiff.
And in the 87 minute appearance against the Bluebirds’, Mowatt impressed highly, scoring one of the goals of the season to clinch the first three points of Evans’ reign.
Mowatt’s form has been far from his best this season, but he has now admitted that he has been far below the confidence levels associated with him, meaning that his performances have been off his best.
The youngster has struggled in the Championship, rather than being one of the best in the division as he was last season, but there is a hope that his goal against Cardiff will be the start of Mowatt getting back to his top form in the coming weeks.