Jarrod Bowen is presented with his EFL Young Player of the Month award for August by Hull manager Leonid Slutsky

It took Jarrod Bowen 62 minutes of Hull City’s opening game to hit his target for the season.

“You set goals at the start of the season and I didn’t know how much I was going to play so I just said I wanted to score one goal,” forward Bowen told BBC Radio Humberside.

“I did that in the first game and now I think that, if I keep playing, double figures is achievable for me.”

Given the 20-year-old is already up to five goals for the campaign – form which has seen him win the EFL’s Young Player of the Month award for August – you would be surprised if there was not a further revision of his target pretty soon.

However, it is unlikely that any of his goals will mean quite as much to him as that first one at Villa Park.

Jarrod Bowen celebrating his first league goal at Villa Park

From a family of Aston Villa fans, Bowen could not have picked a better place to score his first goal in league football, especially as he had an unsuccessful trial with the then Premier League side aged 10.

“With having all my family there and it being my first goal for the club on the first day of the season, it was really special,” he said of his equaliser in the 1-1 draw.

But the leveller did come at a cost for one member of Bowen’s family. Jubilant father Sam injured ankle ligaments rushing down the stand to celebrate with his son.

“I must have been about 14 rows back to start with but I probably cleared five rows of seats before I’d even touched the floor,” he told the Hull Daily Mail.