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Who is Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen?

Monday 28th August 2017
Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen scored twice as the Tigers thrashed Bolton Wanderers 4-0 at the KCom on Friday night. Who, you say?

The 20-year-old has taken his tally to four goals already, unexpectedly stealing the limelight from Abel Hernandez and Kamil Grosicki. Supporters had probably not heard of Bowen before his raucous start to the campaign but he's fast making a name for himself.
Hull City's acquired Bowen somewhat fortuitously. The winger joined the Tigers in 2014 after former side Hereford United went into administration. He played with the U18s and reserves for two years before being given sporadic appearances off the bench in the Premier League last season. Bowen saw only 178 minutes in the top-flight, starting just once,. A year later, he has quickly become a first team regular.

In the past three years, Bowen has gone from being a Conference club scholar to an indispensable cog in a Championship side's promotion plans. He could well have a bright future ahead. As a 10-year-old, was rejected by Aston Villa and Cardiff City before Hereford took him on. Many young players have the talent to reach the top, few the determination.

Bulls boss Peter Beadle admitted Bowen didn't find things easy at United but was a quick learner.
One of Jarrod's greatest strengths is how quickly he adapts. When he first started training with our first team it wasn't easy but it didn't take him long to grasp it. The better players he trains with, the better he will become.

Hull City manager Leonid Slutsky admitted Bowen's inclusion in the first-team resulted from his preseason form. After the 20-year-old's first senior goal for the club, Slutsky was filled with praise.
It was his first goal in official matches, but he really deserves this goal because he was the best all pre-season training camp and I am very happy for him.
Currently Hull's top scorer, he helped rescue a point in their opener to Aston Villa.He's since added a further three to his tally. Supporters and pundits have taken notice.
Bowen's goalscoring start to the new season is somewhat misleading given the 20-year-old is actually more of a creator. He likes to whip in crosses, delivering 16 in his five appearances this season. A throwback to old school wingers, he seldom takes on his opposite marker. The Hull man is industrious nevertheless, averaging a tackle or interception every 30 minutes. If he continues such form, he will either become a mainstay or be snatched up by a stronger club.

Bowen's tendency is to drift inside or to the far post to supplement attacks. Minus the one-v-one, it brings to mind Manchester United's Anthony Martial.
Hull City's Young Player of the Season award could already have the former Hereford United man's name on it, although he'll be keen not to get too far ahead of himself. His early season contribution hasn't gone unnoticed, however. With Hull's poor squad depth leaving him with no direct competition for his place, Bowen could be a regular name on the Hull City team sheet for some time.
Crippy Cooke

Crippy is a long-suffering Aston Villa supporter and weekly football accumulator enthusiast.

Stealing a living, the balding 27-year-old boasts a wealth of writing experience - Telegraph, Independent, Huffington Post, Zoo Magazine, Daily Mail, ITV Football, MSN Sport, Yahoo Sport, London 24 and Bleacher Report.

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