Kevin Phillips raves about 'incredible' West Brom midfielder Alex Mowatt

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Alex Mowatt scored a goal of the season contender on Tuesday night as West Brom thrashed Cardiff 4-0 away in South Wales.

Karlan Grant scored a pearler of a goal in the first half but Mowatt’s second-half strike was out of the top drawer with the 26-year-old smashing home a half-volley from outside the penalty area.

It was the former Barnsley midfielder’s third goal of the Championship season for the Baggies after previously scoring versus Sheffield United and Blackburn.

And ex-striker Kevin Phillips is completely blown away by Mowatt’s displays for the Albion, as well as his goal against Cardiff in the week.

Speaking to West Brom News, Phillips said: “He’s been magnificent.

I was very impressed with him when I was at The Hawthorns when they played Sheffield United.

When a new manager comes in, sometimes they go back to their old club to make one or two signings because they know there’s a player there.

I don’t think any West Brom supporter or – anyone, really – would have thought Mowatt would settle in the way he has done and put in the performances he has. It shows he’s a class player.

He’s always scored good goals but that one the other night was just incredible. He struck it so sweet.

It shows the confidence of the team. Alex Mowatt is at the heart of everything, he’s been a fantastic signing.”

In other West Brom news, this big-money player may never pull on Albion’s colours again.

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