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Hammers hope for first double win

West Ham are entering their first “double ” opportunity tomorrow at Wolves after beating the relegation candidates 2-0 at the London Stadium,

The hosts are improving after draws against Villa and Liverpool in the League and again against Forest last night before losing the EFL clash against Nottingham Forest on penalties.

A key man this time around could easily be Jarrod Bowen  who has enjoyed facing them during his time with us.

A goal in a 2-0 triumph at London Stadium last October was the 26-year-old’s fourth strike in his last five meetings against Saturday’s opponents – a record he has not bettered against any other side while in Claret and Blue.

Jarrod  along with several other Hammers is looking for a quick return to the heady form of last season and this would be the perfect game to stamp his authority on things.

So will it be more of the same in a game which to the neutrals probably has draw written all over it after a win and draw for us over the last couple of games.

Speaking on www.whufc.com he explained: “It’s about doing the same things. We’ve already beaten them at home this season, which was a good result.

And there’s been progress from us in the last few weeks too. Yes, some of the results haven’t been what we wanted, but a 1-0 win away from home [against Brentford] gives us a lot of confidence going into Wolves.”

Jarrod Bowen

 

“We want to be respectful to them but we want to stamp our authority on the game. Momentum is the big word. I look at the Leeds game and we were disappointed to not leave with three points after going ahead in the second half. But it’s a tough place to go and a good point in the end.

“We then built on that against Brentford. Again, it was a tough game, but we showed a real spirit.”

A win in the Emirates FA Cup third round ended a winless run of six matches. And, as such, Bowen and company are well aware of the need to use that cup triumph to push on in the league.

“I think the circumstances make it an even bigger game, but it’s one that we’re excited for,” Bowen added, with a steely determination.

The challenge though is a tough one. And it has been all-change at Wolves since the last meeting between the two sides in October, so there is an element of unknown to how Saturday’s opponents will set up.

The last two games away have been tough away games, and we have come away with a win and a draw. We’re moving in the right direction.”

“It’s about putting our best display on not just for our teammates and staff but the fans as well. They want to see us play and do better of course. So it’s now down to us to do that.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon