Bowen buzzing after EFL Young Player award


Jarrod Bowen feels his decision to join Hull as a teenager has been vindicated after being named the EFL's Young Player of the Month.

Bowen received the EFL’s award for August after scoring four goals in five appearances for the Championship club.

And the 20-year-old, who made his first-team debut for hometown club Hereford aged 16, is now enjoying the life of a regular starter in Leonid Slutsky’s side.

“I think it shows the good month I’ve had that I wasn’t expecting,” said Bowen.

“I set myself a target of just one goal all season and I’ve already got four which is amazing.

“Confidence is high and that’s massive for me personally, it’s always been my trait since I was very young.”

Bowen, signed by Hull in 2014 following his release from Hereford, admitted it was a difficult decision to leave home.

“I was so pleased when I found out about the offer for me at Hull a few years ago, but I was only 17,” he added.

“Moving so far away so young was very tough for me, but you’ve got to ask yourself why you’re doing it.

“I was doing it for a job that I love and I feel I’ve made real progress from the experience I’ve had so far here.”