He said: “I think it’s good for him in the sense that he’ll be a Peterborough regular, and he’ll play all the time and I hope he proves to everyone how good he is there.
“I know we signed [Alex] Kral, so I can understand the decision to allow him to go on loan, but it’s just a shame because I think he’s a very good player that hasn’t quite had his chance, really.
“I would rather have kept Conor and not signed Kral.
“It’s a hard one, because obviously, Kral’s more proven, he’s played international football, he’s played in all these leagues, but I do believe Conor’s a very good player, and you’re just not going to be able to see it, but then Moyes has said to him, apparently, ‘go on loan, get yourself some good experience there’.
“In January, the loan could be cancelled anyway, so they can bring him back in January.”
TIF Thoughts on Ex’s comments on Coventry’s loan to Peterborough…
Given how Coventry was praised for his “fine pre-season form” by Football.London after the club’s 6-2 win over Celtic back in July, it’s understandable why Ex would have liked to have seen the midfield man stay at the London Stadium this season rather than go out on loan.
Were you disappointed to see Conor Coventry leave on loan?
In our view, if Coventry does end up getting more playing time with Peterborough than he would have done at West Ham, then this would prove that going out on loan was the best option for him at this point in his career, especially with the club signing Alex Kral, who plays as a defensive midfielder, as Ex mentioned.
Moving forward, with Mark Noble set to leave the club at the end of the season and Declan Rice being linked with a move away from West Ham, there’s every possibility that Coventry could well become a regular player for Moyes’ side after his loan spell with Peterborough if he impresses there in the Championship.