A photo of Albion midfielder Alex Mowatt ahead of the 2023/24 season
Alex James

Alex spent the 2022/23 campaign on loan at fellow Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough.

Alex Mowatt moved to The Hawthorns in the summer of 2021 off the back of an influential season in the Sky Bet Championship.

Although surgery to a groin problem cut short Alex's first campaign in a Baggies shirt in April 2022, he was a regular fixture in the starting XI - making 34 appearances, scoring four goals and providing two assists.

Mowatt's maiden Albion start came against AFC Bournemouth on the opening day of the 21/22 season in August, and his first goal was the third in a 4-0 win over Sheffield United at The Hawthorns during the same month.

The midfielder played a pivotal part in Barnsley securing a play-off place at the end of the 2020/21 campaign, and provided a wealth of experience competing in England’s second tier to the Albion ranks. 

Mowatt embraced the responsibility of being skipper in the 2020/21 term, while making a valuable impact in the attacking third during 46 league appearances for the Yorkshire outfit - netting eight goals and providing seven assists.

The 26-year-old spent five campaigns at Oakwell, winning consecutive Player of the Season awards between 2018-2020, and helped the Tykes win promotion back to the Championship via the automatic route in May 2019.

Leeds presented Mowatt with his first opportunity in the game against Doncaster in 2013, having graduated from the academy which he’d first joined at the age of nine.

Alex confidently started exhibiting his shooting ability after earning a spot in the first-team, and his impressive breakthrough campaign at Elland Road didn’t go unnoticed, with Alex picking up the club’s Young Player of the Year Award for the 2013/14 season.

Set-plays quickly became a key theme in the Yorkshireman’s game too, and the goals started to flow during the following campaign as Mowatt went on to enjoy his best scoring season, finding the back of the net nine times from midfield. Another eye-catching term was rewarded with more plaudits, as Alex scooped both Leeds’ Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year awards for 2014/15.

Overall, Mowatt amassed 125 appearances and notched 13 goals before swapping west for south Yorkshire in 2017.

Although initially his time at Barnsley didn’t present too many first-team opportunities, a number of standout displays earned him a spot in the PFA’s League One Team of the Year as he helped the Tykes win promotion the following season. And Mowatt played a crucial role in saving Barnsley’s Championship status on the final day of the 2019/20 campaign - defeating Brentford to also help the Baggies win promotion.

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