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Moyes hails star who has “kicked on”

David Moyes has lauded the improvement of Jarrod Bowen this season.

The winger has found some real form this season and has been impressing in recent weeks, culminating in a superb performance against Watford.

The ex-Hull man laid on three assists as the Hammers thumped the Hornets 4-1 and could have scored himself, only to see his volley ruled out for a foul in the build-up.

That decision robbed him of another goal to add to his collection but Bowen has been electric up and down the right flank thus far this season, to the point where Moyes has been particularly impressed by his performances.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the boss said: “Jarrod Bowen has been really impressive this season and he deserved those assists at Watford.

“He’s kicked on this season and I don’t think it’s solely down to fitness. I think it’s more down to having time to adapt to the Premier League. I keep saying a lot of the boys need time getting used to it, and I think Jarrod has got used to it.

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“I thought he did come back in a really good condition, probably the best that’s I’ve seen him. If there was a player who hit the ground running more than anybody, it was probably Jarrod. He’s certainly showed a level of consistency enough to keep getting us assists and goals which will be really important. “

In total, Bowen has now made 80 appearances for the Irons, scoring 14 goals and providing 20 assists, with five of those goals and 10 assists coming just this season.

If we want to finish in the top four, we’ve got to hope that his form continues.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.