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Exclusive: Marlon Harewood backs Jarrod Bowen as a striker at West Ham

In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Marlon Harewood, who scored 54 goals for West Ham United, believes Jarrod Bowen is good enough to play as a striker in Michail Antonio’s absence.

West Ham were rocked by a huge injury blow to their only striker, Antonio, when he limped off during their 3-2 win against Wolves, with reports claiming he could miss the remainder of the season.

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Since Antonio’s injury however, West Ham have not faltered in front of goal as they’ve found the back of the net five times, with three of them coming from on-loan midfielder Jesse Lingard.

Speaking on why Moyes will not struggle without Antonio and if Bowen is good enough to play as a striker, Harewood told FFC:

Yeah I definitely think he’s good enough. I think they had a little bit of rotation amongst each other against Leicester, which is good because they’ve got three midfielders that can play in that role.

“It’s not just Jarrod who has to play there because he likes to go wide and get at players as well. So they’ve got others who can fill that spot.”

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Bowen arrived in January on deadline day last season for £20 million and he’s taken to life in the Premier League seamlessly with eight goals and five assists in the league this season.

West Ham currently have six games left to play in the league and only lie outside of the Champions League places on goal difference from Chelsea.

Article title: Exclusive: Marlon Harewood backs Jarrod Bowen as a striker at West Ham

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