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West Ham midfielder Conor Coventry is being touted to join League One outfit MK Dons on loan till the end of the season, as per a reliable ExWHUemployee.


Whilst a lot of ‘insiders’ are touted and then forgotten during transfer windows the usually reliable Hammers insider revealed on the West Ham Way Patreon that the 21-year-old, Conor Coventry will now link up with former academy manager Liam Manning at MK Dons, with his credibility with the Hammers helping Dons to finish ahead of both Fleetwood Town and Portsmouth to his signature.

Coventry has already been on loan spending the first half of the 2021-22 campaign out on loan with Championship side Peterborough, but this was not an amazing success, featuring in only 12 league games, resulting in his recalling a short while ago.


Good move?


It is an important time for the Ireland under-21 international for his development having started just four games this season at Weston Homes Stadium, so this move has come at just the right time.

Despite playing for the under-23s since returning to West Ham, his trajectory will only rise if he goes somewhere else.


Is The Step Down Advisable?


Although it is a step down in division, MK Dons lie fifth in the League One table and are solid promotion contenders, and this positive motivation could be what is needed to see the best out from Coventry.

Manning was his head coach at Under-23 level, and views the young player highly.

Moving away will not deny him first team opportunities since he doesn’t feature in David Moyes’ plans and has not been named in any first-team match day squad since his return to the Hammers.

Coventry should hopefully get more game time at MK Dons, and because he is behind established players: Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, Mark Noble and Alex Kral a loan move is probably the best option for him.


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