20-year-old Bowen signed a new, improved and extended deal until 2020 at the KCOM Stadium this week, a reward for an impressive start to the season that has seen him score six times in ten appearances, and he is now keen to keep improving as a player at a Club that has already done so much for his game.
“I’ve been here for three years and it has been a very good journey so far,” said Bowen.
“I’ve come through the Under-18s, the Under-23s and now I want to establish myself in the first team which was my long-term aim when I first signed for the Club.
“Everybody has been great with me here – the coaches, my team-mates, the fans – and now I just want to build on what I have done so far and help this team to achieve its aim of promotion back to the Premier League.
“I want to stay here because I have enjoyed every moment of my time here. The manager has shown great faith in me, as have the rest of the coaching staff and players, and now is the time to really get my head down and continue to work hard.
“My feet will stay firmly on the ground and all I want to do is carry on scoring goals and playing well here. Hopefully the results will start to come for us and we can start to get the points that some of our performances have deserved.”
Helping to keep Bowen’s feet on the ground is a network of family and close friends, including his father who was present as he put pen to paper on his new contract, and the Tigers’ top scorer is grateful to all of them for their support.
“My Dad travelled up for the game on Tuesday night and stayed up to see me sign my new deal,” added Bowen.
“He helps to keep my feet on the ground and all of my family have been so supportive of me. I didn’t actually tell anyone else that I was signing a new contract but I’m sure they’ll all be over the moon to find out.
“I’ll be popping back home to see them all after the game on Saturday, and if we can get a win against Birmingham it will make it a lovely weekend.”