Manuel Pellegrini was running the rule over two West Ham starlets in his early-week training session.

Conor Coventry and Dan Kemp have been photographed in training with the first-team ahead of the trip to Molineux. West Ham take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the midweek Premier League clash after beating Chelsea last week.

While Pellegrini might not be ready to promote them immediately, the two youngsters featured in first-team training. Coventry and Kemp were given opportunities to show what they can do.

Coventry and Kemp: The future?

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Both Coventry and Kemp are highly-rated by the club. Dmitri Halajko has used them frequently in his U23 team. Could these two be the next breakthrough stars at West Ham?


Coventry, 19, is the captain of the U23s. He is well-known as a tenacious central midfielder and his talent has not gone unrecognised. Coventry has already played twice for West Ham’s first-team and he is a Republic of Ireland U21 stalwart.

The one problem with Coventry, though, is his contract situation. According to The Guardian, the teenager could leave because West Ham’s current offer is unsatisfactory.

Kemp, on the other hand, is waiting for his debut. The 20-year-old is a diminutive winger with an excellent left foot. With nine goals already this season, he is catching the eye and Pellegrini is clearly taking a closer look.

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