Dundee have been given praise by West Ham United forward Jarrod Bowen after the pair played out a 2-2 pre-season friendly draw at Dens Park.

James McPake’s side raced into a 2-0 lead but Bowen’s penalty in the second half brought West Ham United level. It was a good display from Dundee ahead of their Premier Sports Cup opener against Brora Rangers on Tuesday, Bowen believing it was a decent test for the English Premier League club too.

Dundee v West Ham United - Pre-Season Friendly

Good Dee test. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

He said (West Ham United): “It was good to be back out there. I think I got 70 minutes in the end, and I felt like I could have gone on and done 90 to be honest. I was enjoying it out there, which is probably strange to hear for the first pre-season game, but I felt really good and sharp.

“People might say the result isn’t important at this stage, but I think that the winning mentality of not losing the game sticks with all the players. So to come back from 2-0 down and bring it back to 2-2 was great for everyone involved  It was a good game, a good bit of action, good goals, and we didn’t lose.”

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