Thursday, 5th December, 2013

Leeds United have rewarded youngster Alex Mowatt for his rise from the academy ranks with a new three-and-a-half year contract.

Mowatt made his senior debut for Leeds in a League Cup win against Doncaster in August this year and also played in the next round against Newcastle United.


He played 74 minutes of Leeds' 3-1 win in the second round of the cup, and was slated for an England Under-19 appearance last month but withdrew due to injury.

The 18-year-old has clocked nine Championship appearances for Brian McDermott's side this season as the club seek a fresh promotion push to the Premier League.


Mowatt expressed his delight at the show-of-faith from Leeds and told the club website: "I've been at the club since I was six and this is where I want to play my football."

Leeds are currently in seventh place in the Championship and just two points behind Blackpool in the final playoff berth.

They have four wins from their last five games and take that form into Saturday's game against Watford at Elland Road.

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