Darren Benth has urged West Ham manager David Moyes to throw the “exciting” Jarrod Bowen straight into the starting XI against Manchester City.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Tottenham and England striker claims there is “no point” waiting to bed him in despite a tough test against the reigning Premier League champions.
Bowen arrived at the London Stadium late on transfer deadline day, meaning he was forced to watch from the sidelines for the 3-3 draw against Brighton less than 24 hours after his move.
Despite the 23-year-old having no Premier League experience whatsoever, Bent says that Moyes has got to put his new arrival straight into the firing line.
“I would probably throw him in just to see how he gets on because it is probably going to be one of the toughest tests he’s going to face,” Bent told Football Insider.
“You may as well throw him in just to see what happens. There’s no point (not to), what are you waiting for? You need to start getting results now, you’ve brought him in for a lot of money, big signing, exciting signing.
“You might as well free him up and let him go.”
Bowen netted 17 goals in 32 appearances for Hull during the first half of the season, adding a further six assists to his record.
West Ham have used a multitude of wingers this season, the likes of Manuel Lanzini, Andriy Yarmolenko, Michail Antonio, Robert Snodgrass and Felipe Anderson featuring across all competitions.
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