‘Good chance’: David Moyes is tempted to give 23-year-old his full West Ham United debut on Thursday
One of the players Moyes highlighted was Downes, and he delivered some promising news for the midfielder.
Moyes said: (7/9 13:47) “He missed out in Viborg but I’m looking at Flynn and thinking this could be a chance to give him a game.
“I’ll look at that closely. It could be a good chance.”
Downes has only managed a single minute of league football for West Ham so far.
However, since that match, Moyes has failed to bring Downes off the bench in the league.
He did come on in both games against Viborg FF in their European play-off, but a start has alluded Downes so far.
Downes could make full West Ham debut
Despite being only 23, Downes has already played in all four of England’s top divisions.
Downes came through Ipswich’s academy before moving to Swansea, but grew up a West Ham fan.
A full debut for West Ham in Europe is the next step for the impressively dynamic Downes.
The 23-year-old could end up being the perfect partner for Declan Rice in midfield.
His best attribute is his passing, and linking West Ham’s defence with the Hammers’ impressive forwards makes Downes a valuable asset.
Rice has proven that he can carry the ball expertly, and having a partner who can move the ball quickly around him would benefit West Ham.
Hammers might finally get a better chance to watch to watch Downes on Thursday against FCSB, and the midfielder will be hoping he finally makes his full debut.