Bowen now has eleven goals in all competitions, as well as ten assists, and the 25-year-old’s decision to shoot after collecting a pass from Manuel Lanzini on 68 minutes paid dividends for the Irons.

Reflecting on the finish, he continued: “Manu played the ball through and I had a bit of space, and it was just driving. I thought ‘if you don’t shoot then you don’t score’, so I got the shot and got the deflection. Thankfully it wrong-footed the goalkeeper and it went in.”

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Jarrod Bowen celebrates his goal

Speaking of the manager’s influence on his game he said: “I think putting me in the starting XI every week has helped build my confidence as a player. He’s trusted me to put me in the starting XI every week as a player, which is a big bonus in itself.

“Then it’s the little developments to my game and not just whipping the ball about, but get at the goal and come in-between the lines and into the little pockets of space. It’s just different things and I’m learning about the game each day from the manager.”

“We know how important tonight was. It was an ugly game; a hard-fought game to get the three points. We’ve got a lot of games coming up between now and March and the international break. We need to take each game as it comes to take maximum points.”