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The importance of this Iron explained

By Hughie Southon

Jarrod Bowen looked to be right back on the case at Udinese yesterday – creating a couple of goals, hitting the base of a post and producing a lively all round contribution.

That came on the back of a goal scoring performance against Cambridge United when – again – he looked to be returning to his best.

Last season he managed 18 goals  in 55 appearances and he now appears to be returning to the sort of form which ensured that we had such a great season.

As a known goal scorer the backroom staff are now feeling confident that as he returns to his best the team will spring forward and start scoring the goals that have been missing this season.

Coach Billie McKinlay was not slow to make the point when he addressed the media on the £18 million player’s  returning form following the game in Italy on Saturday.

He is clearly expecting a second half of the season with Jarrod leading the way declaring: ”

“We know how important Jarrod is to us and I thought he was particularly dangerous today. He had a lot of really good situations and created a couple of goals for us.

We know he’ll come good in terms of goals in the second half of the season, so we’re pleased for him.”

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About Hugh5outhon1895

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

2 comments on “The importance of this Iron explained

  1. I thought he was bang average again against udinese. He does not do enough from a team perspective and I believe he is totally over rated by Moyes. His performances have been dire for a long time and sat might have been a slight improvement but not good enough for me. He is one of the reasons why we are one point outside the relegation zone as Moyes has continued to select him despite his inept performances.

  2. Maybe if Coufal or Johnson could hold down the RB position Bowen could be used as an 8 and Kehrer in Bowen’s current right wing place. It seems he’s continuing to be expected to carry on exactly the same as since he became really good and has been found out by defenders this season. When he wasn’t playing as well as we know he can he was often subbed to bring on Yarmolenko but we don’t rally have a player like him anymore. Why not try Kehrer against Fulham?

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