Stuart Pearce tips Jarrod Bowen for England call up on talkSPORT
Stuart Pearce has hailed the form of West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen and believes he is in line for a call up to the England squad.
Bowen has been sensational recently and his Hammers coach expects him to be considered for the next national team selection.
Speaking on talkSPORT on Thursday, the former England caretaker manager said: “There’s no doubt that Stevie Holland and The Gate (Gareth Southgate) will certainly have their eyes on him.
“He’s playing well at the moment and I don’t see any reason why… he shouldn’t be considered.
“We’re delighted with him, he’s been a magnificent acquisition since Dave’s (Moyes) brought him into the football club and we hope to give him a platform to show his talent here.”
Pearce is of course going to be somewhat biased as a current coach at the London Stadium but he also knows what it takes to get into the England set up, having been won 78 caps himself and been involved in the management structure in various roles.
Bowen followed up his goal against Leeds United in the FA Cup with an outstanding performance in the Premier League against Norwich on Wednesday night.
He scored both goals in the 2-0 win, had a third ruled out by VAR, and hit both the post and the bar in an all-action display.
The ex-Hull City attacker has taken his total to eight goals and as many assists in all competitions so far this season and is outshining various of his more illustrious countrymen.
With the likes of Jack Grealish, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford in poor form currently it is hard to argue that the Irons man deserves strong consideration for an international cap.
Although all too often the same player does or does not get picked for England depending on the club they turn out for, West Ham are challenging the biggest sides in the country and teammate Declan Rice is a fixture in the national side, so Bowen could be next in line.
In other West Ham news, this pundit is “baffled” by David Moyes’ recent move.