Mowatt left Leeds United after 13 years in January 2017.
Leeds United fans have had many opportunities to check up on Alex Mowatt after the midfielder's Elland Road exit 14 months ago. However, March's international break saw Leagues One and Two take centre stage in terms of live-screened domestic football, this weekend just passed.
So Mowatt was the focus of many Whites fans' attentions as Oxford United side travelled to Portsmouth in the third tier on Sunday. And the 23-year-old Leeds academy product certainly caught the eye - and perhaps some of Nathan Thompson's too - after missing a penalty and proceeding to strike the Pompey defender, who had goaded him for doing so.
Here's what Leeds fans had to say about the incident...
Seeing Mowatt in league one makes me sad. Miss him— Aaron (@AaronLUFC__) 25 March 2018
Sums up Mowatt’s career that— Bryn Johnson (@BrynLufc) 25 March 2018
Alex Mowatt activating his Leeds mode there. Taking a penalty to make it 1-1, 30 seconds later it’s still 1-0 and he’s been sent off. #lufc— Courtenay (@CourtenayLeeds) 25 March 2018
I miss Mowatt ...also think he’d shit all over half the midfield we’ve got right now will never understand why we left him out for so long, left him unfit, then got him back to fitness and when his performances got better we sent him on his way ... madness #LUFC https://t.co/4eAcfd53DB— Mr Glassalfempty (@DRobinson92) 25 March 2018
He couldn't run from one end of the pitch to the other without blowing out his arse.— Ian Taylor (@RupertTrousers) 25 March 2018
And that is why I still love alex mowatt. Even if his career seems to be getting further down the swanny by the week #lufc— Connor (@constorerr) 25 March 2018
The fact a lot of our @LUFC fan base complained about @alex_mowatt leaving the club, shows how deluded some of them are. Was never good enough to play for our first team. His form since leaving has been awful. Says it all.— MK (@stanly14) 25 March 2018
Mowatt missing a penalty, then getting sent off. Why did we let him go, he's absolutely perfect for the current set up. #lufc— John S (@M4rtyFunkhouser) 25 March 2018
I’m sure I remember a rumour Liverpool were looking at Alex Mowatt once...just seen he missed a pen and was sent off for Oxford!! Always thought he was ok for us...#lufc— James (@sambrookjames) 25 March 2018
Mowatt was initially sold to current Leeds manager Paul Heckingbottom at Barnsley, before being loaned to former Whites assistant Pep Clotet only six months later.
The Doncaster native has been a regular with the U's, for whom he has scored three goals and made another in 29 appearances this season.
Was Mowatt misused by Leeds, or was he simply not cut out for the Whites?
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