Hull City manager Grant McCann believes Jarrod Bowen is the best player in the Championship following his impact in 2-0 win over Derby County, Yorkshire Post report.
The Tigers winger netted twice late on to down the Rams on Saturday.
It was largely an even game with both teams having chances to score first. However, as Derby lacked the quality when it mattered most, Hull had it in abundance.
Bowen headed the opener at the back post before putting the game beyond Derby with a right-footed strike which hit defender Curtis Davies on the way into the net.
McCann cited the forward as the Championship’s best player after the game.
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Jarrod’s top class. In terms of goalscoring from a wide player, he’s top, top drawer. Anywhere he plays he’ll have an effect on the game. He delivers every weekend and, for me, he’s the best. He’s grounded. It’s not me over-hyping him, it’s there in black and white for everyone to see. We feel as if he’s getting better and better all the time. He’s the best in this league – honestly, he really is.
Jarrod Bowen’s quality shines through against Derby County:
Bowen started the game against Derby through the middle. He almost opened the scoring in the first half, yet his delicious left-footed effort from the edge of the box whistled wide.
Striker Tom Eaves came on in the second half, prompting Bowen to play wide right. And it was there where he beat Max Lowe to score with a header before netting again on the break.
The 22-year-old now has eight goals and two assists in 14 league starts.
Derby had chances against Hull in what was an open game. However, the Rams lack a player of Bowen’s quality and that has cost Phillip Cocu’s side more than once this season.
Hull’s main man has more goals/assists than Tom Lawrence, Jamie Paterson, Florian Jozefzoon, Mason Bennett, Duane Holmes and Kieran Dowell combined.