MANCHESTER United loanee Matej Kovar has ‘every chance to play at the top level’ according to Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens.

Kovar is yet to make a senior appearance for the Red Devils but has been a regular starter for the under-23 outfit, and has arrived at the County Ground for his first taste of professional football.

The Czech stopper has endured an up and down start to his time as Swindon’s number one, making several good saves and showing neat footwork, though Kovar has conceded 11 goals in his first five appearances.

But Wellens has total faith that Kovar’s time at the County Ground will help shape him into a future United starter and has backed him to continuously improve for Town this term.

Wellens said: “The kid has got every chance to play at the top level.

“When you play in an under 23s environment every single week it can be a little bit easy and the game does come very easy to him.

“But when we’re 4-2 up with five minutes to go, we don’t want you playing the ball around in our box.

“So I’m just trying to develop his game management because he’s never been in this scenario before where every single week he’s playing for three points and playing for an important win.

“It’s just the next stage of his development because the lad has got everything to be a top ‘keeper, so we just need to keep improving him.”

As well as Kovar’s inexperience of the professional game, Wellens has several other young and green players on his hands – the likes of Jonny Smith, Jordan Stevens and Akin Odimayo – with very few senior appearances to their name.

The Town boss admitted he would have to part with all of his wisdom to help speed up the improvement of his younger squad members when it comes to the way they manage games.

Wellens said: “We have to set up certain training sessions to teach it.

“The game management has to come from us on the side-line because obviously every coach, every manager, they are the best players on the side because we aren’t playing at 100 miles an hour.

“We haven’t got people surrounding us and we can see every single picture, so I think the information has to come from us.

“But then it’s the experience of going through those situation.

“For example, when we played against Blackpool last week and we were getting beaten, the pitch became too big for us.

“So next time if we’re behind away from home and we’re playing against a speedy team, the gaps won’t be so big because we’ve been through that experience.”