MOWATT GIVES THE TYKES BIG BOOST...
BARNSLEY boss Paul Heckingbottom believes Alex Mowatt perfectly fills a need for the club after signing the midfielder on a two-and-a-half year deal.
The 21-year-old came through the Leeds academy and made 116 league appearances for the Whites, scoring 12 goals.
But he has made the move across Yorkshire to join the Tykes and joins another midfielder, Leicester loanee Matty James, as a new face this week.
And Heckingbottom is excited by the talent Mowatt will bring to the group.
“This is a big signing for us and I’m really pleased,” said Heckingbottom. “He’s a very talented footballer and has got over 100 appearances under his belt already, at the age of just 21, so he is an excellent addition.
“We knew that his contract was approaching its end at Leeds and moved quickly to ensure we could bring him here on a permanent basis. He adds quality to an area that we had identified as needing it.”
TALENT: Alex Mowatt