West Ham United midfielder Robert Snodgrass has praised teammate Jarrod Bowen, believing the forward can have a “fantastic career” with the Hammers, speaking to the club’s official website.

Bowen has impressed since joining the Irons from Hull City almost a year ago on a five-year deal reportedly worth £20 million.

The 23-year-old has has provided ten attacking returns from 24 Premier League appearances for West Ham since his January transfer.

Bowen has started all 11 league games this season and contributed to five (four goals and one assist) of the Hammers’ 18 goals. His tally has undoubtedly helped the side climb to eighth in the league after worries the team would struggle.

Bowen will have a ‘fantastic career at West Ham’

Speaking ahead of the Hammers trip to Elland Road tomorrow night, Snodgrass, a former Hull City midfielder himself, was full of praise for Bowen.

The Scotland international said: “First and foremost, Jarrod is a great kid – and he wants to learn. He wants to be better. He gets his head down and he wants to help the team by becoming a better player.

“He’s listening to the staff and his teammates around him. I believe he can go on to have a fantastic career at West Ham.”

‘Terrific player’

Snodgrass admitted Bowen could have struggled to make a name for himself due to his age and the pressures of his £20 million price tag.

However, Snodgrass said he was happy to help Bowen by handing down his experience.

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He said: ‘It’s hard enough as it is for Jarrod to deliver in the Premier League, being a young kid and coming on a big transfer fee. So, for me, my job is to try to give him little bits of information.

“He’s got all the attributes to do so and he has got the right attitude. West Ham have got a terrific player.”

Bowen’s brace against Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last league game means West Ham sit above Wolves on goal difference.

Before that, his winner against Aston Villa saw the Irons open a two-point lead over the Villans.

A win for West Ham would see them climb above Manchester United into sixth.

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