Neil Redfearn makes admission about ex-Leeds star Alex Mowatt

Leeds United care-taker Manger Neil Redfearn looks on at the start of the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouth and Leeds United at Goldsands Stadium on September 16, 2014 in...

Leeds United offloaded Alex Mowatt over two years ago.

Alex Mowatt of Leeds United (L) reacts to missing a chanceduring the EFL Cup fourth round match between Leeds United and Norwich City at Elland Road on October 25, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Neil Redfearn has suggested on Twitter that Leeds United shouldn't have sold Alex Mowatt.

Leeds sold the Thorp Arch academy star to Barnsley over two years ago after struggling for minutes under then-United boss Garry Monk.

The 24-year-old midfielder is an ever-present figure for the League One side this season and has started 38 games for the Tykes.

Mowatt burst on to the scene as an 18-year-old gem in 2013, and enjoyed an excellent 2014-15 campaign under Redfearn.


He netted nine times in 38 games that season, and Redfearn - who also worked with Mowatt in the development squad prior to that - said on Twitter that he'd still be a Leeds player if he was manager.

Mowatt is clearly a good footballer, but the fact that he's in League One now tells its own story.

He hasn't kicked on from the promise he showed much earlier in his career and time will tell whether he ever gets back to that level.

Alex Mowatt of Leeds battles with Omar Mascarell of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds,...

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