Conor Coventry shares what David Moyes told him about his West Ham United future
Conor Coventry has suggested that he pondered over his West Ham future during the summer.
The 22-year-old was uncertain whether to stay at the club or move out elsewhere in search of regular games. But, David Moyes has told him to stay put.
Coventry has made just two appearances so far this season for the Hammers. Both have come from the bench, one in the Premier League and the other in the UEFA Conference League.
“In my head at the start I wasn’t too sure if I’d go again or stay and eventually I spoke to the manager and he told me he wanted me to stay and I would get me as many minutes as I can,” said Coventry, as quoted by RTE News.
“For me, as an academy graduate, a West Ham boy, ultimately I wanted to play for West Ham. That’s the decision I took.”
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It is indeed a bold commitment from David Moyes who understands the value of having young academy talents at the club.
Coventry is a Hammers kid, who emerged out from the club’s academy. He has already spent loans at Lincoln City, Peterborough United and MK Dons.
The summer transfer window has been massive for the Hammers. The club spent over £150m on signing new players.
Moyes has bolstered the midfield areas this summer by adding players like Lucas Paqueta and Flynn Downes. It will become difficult for Coventry to break into the first team.
However, the Hammers boss can still use him in bit-part roles. The UEFA Conference league is a good competition to nurture young talents, and Coventry should look to utilise that whenever he gets an opportunity.
Coventry harbours the desire to play for the senior team, and he must give his best shot this season. He is a regular for the Republic of Ireland Under-21 team where he occupies the central pivot in midfield.