Hull City

Bowen’s Delight At EFL Award

14 September 2017
Jarrod Bowen was understandably a proud young man after being named the EFL Young Player of the Month for August.

The 20-year-old earned the award after scoring four times in five league appearances last month, his first senior goals in a black and amber shirt, and Bowen has already shown signs of continuing that kind of form after netting against Fulham on Wednesday night.

“I’m delighted to win this award and it just shows the kind of month that I had really – it’s certainly a month that I will always remember,” said Bowen.

“My main aim was to try and hit the ground running at the start of the season but really it just felt as though the month kept getting better and better for me.

“Scoring against Aston Villa on the opening day was great, and I remember seeing the ball hit the back of the net and just wanting to run towards the away end as quickly as I could because I knew all of my family were in there. I knew they were near the front and my dad managed to jump down to celebrate with me.

“The month just seemed to build for me from that point on with the goals against Queens Park Rangers and Bolton Wanderers. I’ve mainly been playing out wide but my game really is about getting in there to score goals.

“The Villa goal was probably my favourite because of the significance of it being my first senior goal for the Club, but it was nice to score with a header against Bolton as well because those are rare for me, although I did manage another one against Fulham last night!”

Last month, Bowen admitted that his target before the season started was solely to bag his first senior goal for the Club. Now he has five to his name, he has been happy to readjust his target.

“It was four in six games last month so if you carry on with that ratio, that’s a lot of goals!” joked Bowen.

“In all seriousness, though, double figures would be lovely. That is my next goal and if I can achieve that, we’ll see where it takes us.”