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West Ham ace back with a bang with brilliant goal during 3-0 under-23s win, but will David Moyes let him go?

West Ham youngster Conor Coventry returned to West Ham earlier this month after a failed loan stint at Peterborough and was back with a bang for the under-23s last night.

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The 21-year-old Hammers starlet barely featured for the Championship side and as a result, David Moyes recalled him back to the London Stadium.

Coventry has real talent, that goes without saying. There are questions marks hanging over his head as to whether he’s ready to be playing regular first-team football at West Ham, however.

He has been linked with a move to League One outfit MK Dons but as things stand, talks are not at an advanced stage according to ExWHUemployee.

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Should Coventry stay in East London, he may well have to make do with playing for the under-23s between now and the end of the season. Whether that would be the best thing for his development is debatable.

He has proven that he is head and shoulders above most players at youth level already…

Conor Coventry back with a bang for West Ham under-23s

The 21-year-old was back in the under-23 side last night when the Hammers played host to Leeds U-23s.

Mark Robson’s side won the game 3-0 and Coventry scored our second goal. It was a brilliant strike and was really well-taken.

The young midfielder oozed class against Leeds’ youth team last night. And his goal proved that he is hungry to make a real statement to David Moyes:

The problem that Coventry has is that Moyes has plenty of cover in the middle of the park.

Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek are the Scot’s first choice combo but we also have Alex Kral in reserve and both Manuel Lanzini and Pablo Fornals can play in the middle of the park as well if need be.

Despite his brilliant all-round display last night and his well-taken goal, perhaps another loan move away from the London Stadium this month would be the best thing for his development.

West Ham absolutely must make sure that we send him to the correct club, however. Peterborough was a disastrous choice with Darren Ferguson’s side battling relegation.

We believe that MK Dons might just be the perfect fit for Coventry though.

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The Buckinghamshire outfit are currently sitting just three points outside the promotion places in League One. They are a side who like to keep hold of the ball.

Their manager, Liam Manning, deploys an attractive brand of attacking football and he was Coventry’s manager during his stint in charge of the West Ham academy.

A move to MK Dons seems to be tailor made for the 21-year-old. At this stage of his career he needs to be playing regular professional football against men.

Under-23 action is well below his level.

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And a loan move away from the London Stadium to Stadium MK this month could end up being there making of young Conor Coventry.

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