Alex Mowatt admits that he has found Leeds United training hard

Leeds' Alex Mowatt on the bench

Leeds United midfielder Alex Mowatt fell short of his best last season.

Leeds' Alex Mowatt on the bench

Alex Mowatt has admitted to the Yorkshire Evening Post that he has found Leeds United training tough under Garry Monk.

Mowatt was with the Leeds squad which travelled to Ireland on a pre-season tour.

The Whites played two matches out in Ireland, and they managed to win them both.

Leeds United's Alex Mowatt in action with Brentford's Lasse Vibe

Mowatt got an assist in Leeds’ win against Shelbourne, and he is hoping that show of creativity can be the start of a productive season for him.

“I was happy when he got the job,” Mowatt said. “It’s a fresh start and I’m happy that the gaffer likes to play the way he does.

“We’ve had double sessions, it’s been hard, but there are a lot of new players so it’s been good to mix with them. “There’s been some good players come in, some good signings, different to what we’ve got here already. It’s been a long two weeks but we’ve done everything we needed to do.”

Mowatt had a wonderful season back in 2014/15, and he was expected to push on last term.

Alex Mowatt celebrates after scoring the third goal for Leeds

However, the attacking midfielder appeared to regress - with some of his performances falling short of his best.

Mowatt suffered with a series of injuries, and by the end of the campaign he had fallen out of Leeds’ starting line-up.

Leeds’ first match of the competitive season comes against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road next month.

Fulham's Scott Parker and Leeds' Alex Mowatt in action

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