West Ham United: Roshane Thomas heaps praise on Conor Coventry

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The Athletic reporter Roshane Thomas has recently heaped praise on West Ham United’s young midfielder Conor Coventry.

West Ham’s 20-year-old Irishman has graduated through the club’s academy to the under-23s and also spent time on loan with League One side Lincoln City (per Transfermarkt).

During his time with the Imps, Coventry made seven first-team appearances in which he neither scored nor provided an assist.

While the midfielder has not provided a direct goal contribution in his three first-team outings for the Hammers, he has managed four goals and three assists in 54 games for the club’s Under-23s.

During the latest episode of The Athletic’s U Irons podcast, Thomas discussed the West Ham youngster and heaped praise on his talents.

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He said: “Conor Coventry’s an exciting talent. He scored in the Under-23s’ last game and he’s doing really good right now.

“Obviously, when I was at the Southend v West Ham Under-23 game, David Moyes was there – and obviously Conor Coventry scored in that match, so he’s definitely someone Moyes is aware of and I think this is one of the reasons why they allowed Josh Cullen to leave.

“They’re looking at it like, ‘hey, we’ve got someone like Josh Cullen, younger, perhaps much better in terms of career prospects. So, we’re putting all our focus on him right now.'”

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As can be seen in what the journalist had to say, he believes that Moyes is aware of Coventry and perhaps that may be a reason as to why Cullen left the club.

On Monday, Cullen departed the Hammers on a permanent transfer to Belgian side RSC Anderlecht for a £450,000 fee (per Transfermarkt).

Would you like to see Conor Coventry given a first-team opportunity this season?

Yes, he seems a talent

Yes, he seems a talent

No, he's not ready yet

No, he's not ready yet

During Coventry’s seven League One appearances for Lincoln last season, he delivered a weak 6.23/10 average rating and was their joint-third-worst performer in the league.

So, hopefully, if Coventry is to feature for West Ham’s first team again, he delivers better performances than he did in the third tier of English football.

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