The Leeds midfielder knows he was not at his best last term but is hoping he will return to the top of his game under Monk.
Mowatt has emerged as a key player at Elland Road since making his senior debut nearly three years ago, and has already racked up over 100 first-team appearances for the Whites.
Last season he scored twice in 35 appearances in all competitions, but the 21-year-old clearly does not feel that his form over the course of the campaign was up to scratch.
In fairness, Mowatt had set the bar pretty high; after winning the club's Young Player of the Year award in his first season, he enjoyed a terrific campaign in 2014-15, scoring nine times and winning both the players' and supporters' Player of the Year awards.
The Leeds number 10, who has gained a reputation for scoring spectacular long-range goals, admitted that he was disappointed with his comparatively underwhelming season in which he found himself played out wide on several occasions.
However, after impressing back in a central attacking role in midfield in the friendly win over Shelbourne on Saturday, Mowatt stressed that he hopes the appointment of Monk can spark a return to top form this term.
Mowatt told the club's website: "Last season wasn’t a good season for me personally. I’ve got to try and put that behind me and try to get back to the form I was at in the season before.
"Everyone has a fresh start with the new manager and everyone wants to impress. I’ve come back as fit as possible and hopefully I’ll have a good pre-season. I’m happy with the way the gaffer plays – it’s good for me because it’s my style of football. I was happy when the gaffer got the job.
"It’s a fresh start for me. I played in the position that I like to play in on Wednesday night at Shelbourne and I enjoyed it. I played out wide a lot last season – if I’m asked to play there I’ll always try and do a job for the team – but when I’m in the number 10 role, I feel like a different player."
Mowatt and Leeds fans will both be hoping that the England youth international can return to playing a leading role for the club this season under Monk as they aspire to be more than merely another mid-table also-ran.