- by Staff Writer
- Tuesday, 18th January 2022
Conor Coventry has teamed up with former West Ham United Under 23s coach Liam Manning at MK Dons.The relationship between the two was pivotal to current Dons boss Manning landing his man, while Coventry admits he is looking forward to the opportunity with working with his former coach once again.
Coventry teams up with Manning again [pic:mkdons.com]
“I’m delighted to be here,” Coventry told Milton Keynes' website. "This is a club moving in a really good direction and hopefully I can help make a positive impact towards that.
“Obviously I know the manager from his time at West Ham. He is someone I trust and who really helped my development, so I am looking forward to working with him again. Hopefully I can repay his and the club’s faith with my performances.
“I know how the team plays and it’s something that suits me. I am a player who will always give my all."
Meanwhile Manning expressed his delight at being granted the opportunity to team up with his former charge once again.
“Conor is somebody I know well from our time together at West Ham United," he said. "He is a fantastic character, first and foremost, as well as a hard-working and talented young player.
"He is comfortable on the ball and suited to what we are trying to do here at MK Dons. He will certainly bolster our squad and add to the quality that we have here.”
And Dons Sporting Director Liam Sweeting added: “Conor is a player we have followed for a long time, this being our third time lucky in trying to sign him.
“He is an excellent fit for the role in terms of controlling possession and adding defensive responsibility. He had a fantastic pre-season with West Ham's first team and a move to the Championship followed.
“I’m looking forward to seeing him contribute towards our target in the second half of the season.”
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