West Ham United: ExWHUemployee claims Conor Coventry could replace Mark Noble


ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham United youngster Conor Coventry could replace Mark Noble in the future.

At the end of the season, the current Hammers captain will hang up his boots and retire from playing duty. Considering the 34-year-old has played in over 500 games for the club, his shoes will be rather big ones to fill.

Of course, as he has aged, Noble’s game time has been limited. This season, for instance, he has started just one Premier League match.

With that in mind, it’s not as though his replacement needs to be an automatic starter. And so, Ex has touted current MK Dons loanee Coventry as an option to come and take his spot.

When speaking on The West Ham Way podcast, the club insider suggested that the 21-year-old has done enough in recent weeks to at least deserve a shot at the task of replacing Noble – while he also said he could be an option to take Alex Kral’s minutes.

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He explained: “Conor, again, played very, very well and played the full 90 minutes. So he’s absolutely smashing it at MK Dons, which shows that the loan spell of Peterborough was just a bad club for him at the time.”

He then concluded: “I think Conor, hopefully, is showing to everyone that he deserves a chance next year to replace Kral or Noble, whoever it may be.”

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As alluded to before, it would be no simple task coming in and taking Noble’s spot in the team considering the career he has had. Even so, going off Coventry’s recent form, it’s easy to see why Ex makes such a claim.

During his loan with MK Dons, the youngster seems to have really impressed. Not that long ago, his new set of fans even dubbed him the ‘Irish Xavi’ for some brilliant displays in the middle of the park for the League One club.

Taking it all into account, it’s clear to see Coventry has the potential talent to make it at West Ham. If David Moyes is willing to give him a chance next season, perhaps he will be able to take it.

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