In what was the biggest game of Leeds United’s season thus far, Marcelo Bielsa’s men fell to a very surprising 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Norwich City at the weekend.
It was shaping up to be a cracker between two teams desperate for a win in their hunt for automatic promotion, but in the end, Leeds failed to get out of first gear as Norwich ran rampant at Elland Road.
A brace from Mario Vrancic and another goal from Teemu Pukki capped off an unbelievable display from the Canaries, as the Whites, despite a late Patrick Bamford consolation, lost out on top spot.
— Quest (@QuestTV) February 2, 2019
The result in such an important game really does beg the question, are Leeds running out of steam in their fight for promotion? Did they need more signings in January? The Whites only brought a goalkeeper into the club in Kiko Casilla, after the deal to sign Daniel James from Swansea City fell through.
Here, we take a look at why Leeds may well regret not re-signing Alex Mowatt from Barnsley in the January transfer window.
Mowatt is, of course, no stranger to the Elland Road faithful after making over 120 appearances for the club before making the short switch to Oakwell in 2017.
The 23-year old has been an integral player in the Tykes’ promotion push from League One this season, and his goal in a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe United at the weekend took his tally up to five goals as well as six assists for the season.
Pablo Hernandez and Mateusz Klich have been fantastic for Leeds this season, but having been linked with Fulham’s Stefan Johansen in the latter stages of the transfer window, you feel that the pair need some competition in the attacking midfield roles, and Mowatt would have certainly provided that.