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Rob Green names most skillful player in Leeds squad, fans will be surprised

By Amir Mir

Goalkeeper Rob Green has named Alex Mowatt as the most skillful Leeds player.

The 21-year-old midfielder has been a fringe player in Garry Monk’s side this season as they sit in a play-off spot after 16 games.

Mowatt, who is a product of the Leeds academy, has been at the Yorkshire club from the age of nine and he made his senior debut in 2013 as a teenager.

When former England international Green was asked to identify the most skillful player amongst the Whites squad, this was his response:

“Most probably Alex Mowatt,” Green told LUTV, as quoted by Inside Futbol. 

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Versatile midfielder Mowatt has played 15 Championship and EFL Cup games for Monk’s side this season, but he has only started four league games.

Given Mowatt’s fringe status within the squad, it will be a surprise to supporters that Green rates him so highly.

The former England under 20 international is yet to find the back of the net this term, but he has provided two assists for his teammates.

The Yorkshire club are sixth in the Championship table and have picked up an impressive 26 points from 16 games.

After the international break Leeds will host leaders Newcastle with a sell-out crowd expected at Elland Road.

Mowatt could come up against former Premier League midfielders Jonjo Shelvey and Mo Diame in the highly-anticipated clash.

In other Leeds team news, Pontus Jansson has posted this Twitter message after a major blow, supporters will feel the pain of the Elland Road favourite.