The 23-year-old made his debut for the club on the 31st of January 2017, which didn’t end very well as he was sent off before half time against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Supporters were extremely delighted with the club’s decision to secure his services, as they took to the confirmation on Twitter to express their happiness over the signing.
Brilliant stuff NOW BOGLE
— Andy Robbins (@AndyRobbins3) January 27, 2017
— kappa albion (@Kappa_albion) January 27, 2017
welcome to a proper yorkshire club ..all the best pal.
— Jem Stennett (@a9cad7c388d74e4) 27 January 2017
wow what a steal looking forward to this a young Hourihane who just needs to add tracking back & tackling and we'll have a gem
— Adam Sykes (@Shortszy96) January 27, 2017
— Lee Parkin (@LeeParkinn) January 27, 2017
absolutely mint signing
— Matty Tolson (@MxttyTolson) January 27, 2017
@barryomahony4 Great player. surprised Leeds have got rid.
— Phil Coker (@PhillipeC) January 27, 2017
Alex Mowatt’s talents were recognised by Leeds in 2003 and the central midfielder was signed to Leeds United’s academy at the age of 9. After progressing through Leeds youth ranks, including captaining Leeds Under 18’s, Mowatt signed a professional deal at Elland Road.
After his impressive performances in the academy, Mowatt broke into the Leeds team during the 2013–14 season during the pre-season training with the first team. And, he made his debut for the Whites when he started his first professional game against Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup.
The Englishman established himself as a fan favourite during his time at Leeds United due to his incredible performances in the side and ability to find the back of the net from distance. But, he fell down the pecking order and left the club midway through the 2016-17 season.
On the 27th of January 2017, Paul Heckingbottom secured the services of Alex Mowatt, as he joined Barnsley on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
He got off to the worst possible start at Oakwell as he was given his marching orders in the first half of his debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers. And, things didn’t get much better from there on in as he could only produce one goal in what was a rather disappointing second half of the season.
But, after returning from his loan spell at Oxford United, the central midfielder has established himself as one of the standout performers for the Tykes, with two goals and five assists to his name in the current campaign.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that supporters were delighted to see him join back in January of last year, as the 23-year-old is starting to excel at Oakwell having played a huge part in their push for promotion this season.