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Steve Evans confirms he could recall outstanding Leeds star Alex Mowatt to starting XI

Leeds boss Steve Evans has been talking up Alex Mowatt.

Leeds boss Steve Evans has confirmed that Alex Mowatt is back in his plans this weekend now his suspension is over.

Mowatt picked up a red card in the recent win over Birmingham, and has missed the last three games, where Leeds have picked up seven points from a possible nine.

With Leeds now unbeaten in four games, Mowatt faces a battle to get back into the starting XI, but Steve Evans says the former England under-20 midfielder has a chance.

He told BBC Radio Leeds: "He's a very talented boy. I love people not to talk, but to prove a point. He's come on to the training ground the last four or five days and he's proving a point that he wants to play, he's been outstanding some days, outstanding. He's a top talent."

Mowatt was last year's player of the season, but has struggled for consistency this campaign, and is often competing with fellow youngster Lewis Cook for a place in the side.

He has made 21 Championship starts plus 11 appearances from the bench, but has scored only two goals, in comparison to the nine he scored last season, from 37 starts.

The fact Leeds have been winning without him makes it even harder to force his way back into the team, and Mowatt's best chance of featuring against Charlton could be from the bench.

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