Hull City

Bowen Proud To Be Named Player Of The Month

11 January 2019
Jarrod Bowen has expressed his delight at being named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for December.

The 22-year-old netted six times across the month, including a brace in the Tigers’ 2-0 win away at league leaders Leeds United.

He also bagged braces in the victories over Queens Park Rangers and Swansea City to help Nigel Adkins’ men record five wins and draw.

Bowen beat Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp, Leeds United’s Kemar Roofe and former team-mate Harry Wilson – now on loan at Derby County – to the individual accolade.

Speaking after receiving his award at the Club’s University of Hull Training Ground, Bowen said: “I’m both delighted and proud to win the award. It’s always nice to get individual recognition for your performances because it shows that you’re doing something right.

“But it really was a good month for the team and everyone at the Club, not just myself. Everybody played their part and it was a real team effort.

“We won every game with the exception of the draw at Millwall and it’s a run that has pushed us right up the table.

“Everybody has been playing well and there are many of my team-mates that could have been picking up this award as well, which shows how well we’ve done of late.

“I’m not sure what the catalyst for our current run of form has been, but we’re all just working hard for each other and enjoying our football.

“It just shows what a little bit of momentum can do at this level and our aim now is to keep it going as we look to continue picking up positive results.”

Reflecting more on his goal contribution, Bowen continued: “I scored six goals in December – a tally which I was delighted with. It took me up to double figures for the season, which was a massive confidence boost for me personally.

“I only scored twice in a game on one occasion last season, which was against Bolton at home early on in the campaign, so to get three braces in December was very pleasing from a personal point of view. It shows signs of improvement and development in my game, which is obviously very pleasing.

“To be honest, all I want to do is score goals because scoring goals is a big part of my game. On top of that, I also managed to grab a couple of assists as well, so it was a good month for me.

“The aim now is to continue contributing to the team in January and the rest of the season. Obviously it started well with a goal against Bolton on New Year’s Day and hopefully I can add to my tally of goals and assists in the coming weeks and months.”