Conor Coventry was handed his first-team debut last month and fans hope he will continue to impress.

The youngster has enjoyed a rapid rise through the academy and he was rewarded with his first outing in the senior side.

The game was in the EFL Cup against Macclesfield Town. Coventry came on at half-time and played 45 minutes in central midfield.

But what do we know about Coventry? And just how good can he become? We take a closer look.

What do we know already?

Conor Coventry made his first-team debut against Macclesfield. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

The 18-year-old is one of the most highly rated youngsters at the club. Last season, he won the Dylan Tombides Award, given to an outstanding academy talent.

Coventry plays as a central midfielder. He provides some steel in midfield and is not afraid of putting a challenge in.

Moreover, his ball-carrying skills are excellent for his age and he can hit a range of passes.


The Republic of Ireland under-19 international is regarded as a top talent by both club and country.

How good can he become?

West Ham hold high hopes for Conor Coventry’s future. (Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

But how much potential does Coventry have? Well, he is showing his maturity by starring for the under-23 side at the age of just 18.

And he seems to have overtaken Reece Oxford in the pecking order.

Many believes that Oxford would have nailed down a centre-half or holding midfield spot by now.

But after Declan Rice leapfrogged the 6ft 3in youngster, Coventry is now preferred to Oxford in midfield too.

There is a long way to go before Coventry makes it at first-team level, but he is showing the early signs that he is talented enough to go all the way.

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