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Moyes: ‘we are looking for goals and assists from Bowen’

Sun 27 December 2020 | 12:44

David Moyes believes Jarrod Bowen could score more goals and provide more assists in the Premier League.

West Ham

manager

David Moyes

has challenged their winger

Jarrod Bowen

to score more.

Bowen has been a key figure since he moved to the club from Hull and a goal return of five and providing six assists in 27 appearances does not completely show his impact on the club.

During his time at Hull, he hit double figures in each of his last three seasons and Moyes believes a similar result is probable in the

Premier League

.

“I think if you look at his goals record for Hull, he was normally 13, 14, or 15 goals a season at Hull for a wide player,” Moyes said.

“He plays a similar role for us here to what he did there, but we are looking for goals and assists from him. It’s a big part of his game which we rely on.

“I think he’s made the step up well, but I think there’s still more to come from him. He can still continue to make improvements in his game but he’s been consistent for us and we are pleased with him.

“Of course there will be different times when we have to take him out but, yes, we’d like more goals from him, but overall I think he is still making a big contribution to the team.”

Although Bowen’s contract expires in the summer of 2025, some key players of the squad are going to be free agents in June.

Lukasz Fabianski, Fabian Balbuena, and captain Mark Noble have only six months on their terms.

Moyes believes coronavirus has impacted transfer budgets for January and it has become an impact factor in contract negotiations.

“I think Covid is playing a part for a lot of clubs,” Moyes said. “Obviously any contracts getting given out just now, I’d have thought if anything shut down, how would it work?

“I’m hoping I don’t ever have to use the R-word (relegation) this year but you know until you get 40 points then you do sometimes and that also plays a part as well.

“But I think because the crowds aren’t there it makes it really difficult for the owners, not just for our club but any club.

“Let me tell you, I would hope that I was experienced enough to make sure that I was doing all the correct things, when it was needed, at the right times. All I can say is, yeah, we’re in a good position.”


source: SportMob