The Club can confirm that we have activated the option to extend Alex Mowatt’s contract until 2021.
The 25-year-old, who arrived from Leeds United in January of 2017 was an ever-present during our promotion from League One last season and as current Club captain, Mowatt has become a central figure within the first team squad.
Having already made 101 appearances for us, Chief Executive, Dane Murphy, is looking forward to the midfielder adding to that tally.
Speaking on the news, Murphy said: “Alex Mowatt is a key member of Gerhard’s squad. The club have been clear in its intent to keep Alex at Oakwell longer than his current deal permits. Retaining his services for at least another season is significant.
“Despite the Club’s position and the uncertainties that cloud the future of the 2019/20 season, we remain positive and competitive on all fronts. Having Alex lead our team is key to this mentality.”
With the first team squad set to return to training on 25 May, our current attention is centred on following EFL guidelines and providing a safe and practical resumption to action for players and supporters alike.
This week we will continue to make announcements to supporters and provide clarity on a path forward.
Please continue to stay safe.