Leeds United youngster Sam Byram praises Alex Mowatt's shooting ability

Alex Mowatt scored his first Leeds United goal of the season against Cardiff City in midweek.

Leeds United youngster Sam Byram has praised his teammate, Alex Mowatt’s, shooting ability on LUTV.

Mowatt has made a habit of scoring from range during his Leeds career so far, and he hit a screamer in midweek against Cardiff City.

Leeds were looking for a moment of magic to break them out of their slump at Elland Road, and Mowatt provided it by lashing the ball in from 30 yards out.

And Byram said: “You can see from last year, some of the goals he’s scored, he has that in him. He has an unbelievable shot. I was happy for him when it went in.

“All his goals last year were outside the box and we all know he has a really good shot on him.”

Mowatt was one of Leeds' top performers last season, and he seemed to thrive under the leadership of Neil Redfearn.

The attacking midfielder scored nine times in 38 games last term, but he has made a slower start to the season this time around.

Mowatt has actually been left on the bench for much of Steve Evans’ time in charge, and he has scored just once in his opening 15 appearances this season, but he will be hoping to build on his strike against Cardiff.

Leeds' next match comes against local rivals Huddersfield Town at the weekend, and a win in that fixture could lift them as high as 13th in the Championship table.

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