AFTER growing up in Leominster youngster Jarrod Bowen progressed through the Hereford United Academy before moving to Hull City and now West Ham United.

On Saturday, aged just 23, Bowen netted his first Premier League game on his home debut for West Ham following an initial £18 million transfer for the forward.

We look back at his career so far in pictures.

The Hereford United days

After impressing for Hereford United Youth manager Pete Beadle drafted him into the first team, aged just 16.

Bowen repaid his manager's faith and scored his first goal during a 3-2 victory over Alfreton Town

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Bowen celebrates scoring against Alfreton Town

The Hereford fans celebrate with teenager Bowen following his first goal for the club in April 2014.

Hull City

Following the sad demise of Hereford United, Bowen signed for Hull City in July 2014.

While progressing through their youth side Bowen returned to Edgar Street and played against the newly former Hereford FC in a friendly match in April 2015.

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Jarrod Bowen playing against the newly former Hereford FC.

Bowen impressed the following pre-season making his way into the first team squad and making his debut in August 2016.

He went on to make 131 appearances and scored 54 goals.

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Bowen playing for Hull City against Blackburn Rovers.

West Ham signing

After much speculation on January 31, Bowen signed for West Ham for an initial £18 million, with a further £7m in potential add-ons.

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After making two appearences from the bench on Saturday the 23-year-old made his full home debut and netted the opening goal in West Ham's 3-2 win over Southampton

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