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Evans comments suggest he didn't expect Mowatt decision, explains midfielder's inconsistent season

The Leeds boss has been discussing the 21-year-old.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans' comments on Thursday afternoon suggest he expected Alex Mowatt's suspension to be overturned, according to the club's official Twitter feed.

However, that wasn't the case and Evans clearly didn't see the sustaining of the ban coming.

Meanwhile, the Leeds boss has also been discussing Mowatt's inconsistent season to date. The 21-year-old midfielder hasn't been able to find a consistent run of form.

The Scot told reporters on Thursday: "I think he came into a real good period of form then had injures. He’s a boy you need in the team, playing regular.

"Alex doesn’t have a bad tackle in him and he’s about technical ability."

Mowatt's inconsistent season has no doubt contributed to United's overall.

Losing Sam Byram was also a blow - although he was lost before he left Leeds, as his head was in the wrong place.

Both Byram and Mowatt were crucial to any Leeds success last season, although neither campaign has exactly been exceptional at Elland Road.

United will have to do without Mowatt for the near future - but a 2-1 win against Birmingham earlier this week will give Evans and co confidence regardless.

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