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Hull City boss Grant McCann has praised winger Jarrod Bowen after his brace against Stoke City yesterday.

The Tigers were losing to the lowly Potters at half-time but the 22 year-old’s second-half brace earned his side a valuable three points.

Bowen has now scored 15 goals in 21 appearances in all competitions so far this season.

When asked about his performance at the KCOM Stadium yesterday, McCann said, as per their official club website: “He was a little bit quiet in the first half and maybe getting a little bit frustrated because we weren’t getting the ball to him enough.”

“But the amount of times he’s found himself in the position that he did for the second goal this season – he’s probably scored five or six like that – and the first goal was a great strike. Every top team in this league has somebody like Jarrod – you look at Mitrovic at Fulham and people like that – they can score goals at vital moments. However, it was about the whole team performance out there and it was excellent today.”

McCann believed his side were good value for the win: “I thought we deserved the win and it’s the first time we’ve come back from going 1-0 down to win this season.”

Hull have moved up to 12th in the Championship table and are three points off the Play-Offs. They travel to Elland Road on Tuesday to face in-form Leeds United in a fixture they won 2-0 last season courtesy of a Bowen double.

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