Hull City have enjoyed a relatively pain-free season in the Championship, without ever truly having to face the spectre of relegation.
Nigel Adkins side are not able to compete financially with some of the bigger clubs, but they’ve been able to find a method by which their status as a second-tier side was assured some time ago.
Instead of splashing the cash and bringing financial trouble to their door, one of their bargain buys has proven to be the real hit at the KCOM this season.
22-year-old Jarrod Bowen left Hereford United following their expulsion from the National League, moving to Hull City for nothing. It could prove to be the shrewdest of moves as he’s now a success with Premier League sides coveting his signature.
Spurs are one such team and Quest pundit Dean Ashton believes Bowen is exactly what managers are looking for at the moment.
“He’s very much in the mould of what a manager is looking for right now, with the systems that they’re playing,” he said, speaking exclusively to Football League World.
“He can play out wide and drift into the centre, which offers the flexibility that suits the modern tactics and formations.
“If you can score goals, you’re a real threat and can finish like he has done then you can go far. The timing of his runs is important too, you’re always going to have lots of teams looking at you.”
Bowen has been in tremendous form for the Tigers, scoring 21 times in 44 outings. He’s failed to score in his last five matches, but that’s unlikely to put off a long line of potential suitors this summer.
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