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Youngster finally set for chance

By Dave Langton

Conor Coventry is finally set for a West Ham chance this summer.

The Hammers midfielder is currently on loan at MK Dons in League One and has made 19 appearances in the third-tier.

The Ireland U21 international has struggled for minutes with the Hammers and has made just three first-team appearances for the club.

Coventry has a contract with the club until 2023 and, in the summer, David Moyes is likely to give him a chance to prove his worth in the first-team.

The Hammers are heading into a summer in which the midfield will potentially be a key focus.

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Declan Rice is likely to stay at the club, but there remains uncertainty over Tomas Soucek, while Mark Noble is set to retire and Alex Kral is heading back to Spartak Moscow.

It means that there is the potential of Rice and Coventry being the only real midfield options before any summer acquisitions come into the club.

West Ham would like to sign at least two new midfielders this summer but Coventry will be given the opportunity to prove his worth before any transfers are made.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.