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Moyes has ready-made Antonio replacement

David Moyes could call on Jarrod Bowen as a replacement striker for the injured Michail Antonio.

Earlier today the manager admitted his only striker will not be available on Sunday but in reality, the 31-year-old will be out for a lot longer.

With no obvious replacement, the gaffer could get the former Hull City winger to fulfil a role upfront.

According to fans we have spoken to at  Hull City  Bowen was often called to fill in a centre forward role at the Championship club and excelled at it.

The former Hereford United youngster has already found the back of the net 16 times for Hull City in the season he joined the Hammers.

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Predominantly left-footed, Bowen can score all types of goals. He’s no stranger to cut in from the right and lash home, but he’s also got long rangers, poacher’s efforts and headers in his locker to boot.

He has the goal-scoring knack of a centre-forward but the pace and trickery of a traditional winger to boot.

While coming on for Michail Antonio last weekend against Wolves he scored within two minutes of coming on.

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3 comments on “Moyes has ready-made Antonio replacement

  1. Hugh, I don’t see it with him as a striker, he scored a cracker against Wolves but for me he looks out of place and apart from the goal his performance was just ok on Monday night. I would play Benrahma at 9 with the young lad Mipo coming off the bench, has just hit a brilliant hattrick tonight for the U23s.

  2. Bowen is certainly capable. He’s a workman that needs a little time in that position to get the feel of the job, receiving passes instead of providing them. I reckon his best is yet to come. Certainly works harder than Haller.

  3. The Hammers need to sign a striker on a freebie, eg:Diego Costa, there are others available. It makes sense as we can still make the Champions or Europa.. Splash the cash…

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