Coventry, on the other hand, is a holding midfielder and has been called up to Ireland’s under-21 squad. The 19-year-old was a mainstay in the Hammers’ academy last season making 19 appearances.
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 30, 2019
There is no denying the fact that Manuel Pellegrini has helped develop talent at West Ham by integrating players into the first-team. Both Diangana and Johnson are the latest two to come in and make an impact for the Hammers, with their managers’ confidence in them being a big factor to them fitting in so well and not looking out of place at all. Academy products at West Ham will look up to their fellow youngsters who have broken into the first-team setup and hope to replicate them, knowing that good performances will more than likely get them noticed by Pellegrini. Both got off to a great start on Tuesday, as the Hammers’ under-23’s beat Reading in a friendly, which saw Holland pick up a goal, and Coventry adding an assist to his dominant display in the heart of midfield. Should they continue to impress it will come as no surprise to see the duo walkout at the London Stadium next season in the Premier League.