The return of youth academy prospect Conor Coventry could prove to be very useful to manager David Moyes next season, as he returns from his season-long loan.

Following on from a successful season with both Peterborough United and MK Dons, 20-year-old midfielder Conor Coventry is back at Rush Green.

Although his future still remains unclear, his return could be good news for David Moyes ahead of a summer where he needs to add players to the squad.

Coventry impressed heavily out on loan in 21/22, making over 30 appearances across his two spells, helping MK Dons reach the semi-finals of the League One playoffs.

As a central midfielder, his ability to control the play and offer both offensive and defensive contributions makes him a very useful player to the Hammers.

Since the conclusion of the Premier League season, West Ham are now without both Mark Noble and Alex Kral in midfield – which is why Coventry can come in handy.

Although he is largely inexperienced in the top flight, Moyes has been known before to give some youth prospects a chance. Midfield maestro Declan Rice himself, is a model example of what the Republic of Ireland U21 captain can achieve in Stratford.

If the manager believes he is not ready yet, then his days may seem numbered at West Ham as he approaches his 23rd birthday.

Although unlikely to start, his contribution from the bench will be vital if David Moyes fails to sign any more players in that position.

Following his successful loan spells, there is definitely room and hope for him, to play a key role in this West Ham squad next season.