MK Dons have signed midfielder Conor Coventry on loan for the rest of the season from West Ham United.

The 21-year-old Republic of Ireland U21 international arrives at stadium mk, with the Dons making the move the day after loan midfielder Ethan Robson had been recalled by Blackpool.

Coventry spent the first half of the current season on loan at Peterborough United, joining the Championship club on a season long loan that West Ham cut short earlier this month. He made 12 league appearances for the Posh.

Before that, Coventry spent time on loan with Lincoln City, while he also has made senior appearances in the West Ham first team. He has also been capped 22 teams by the Irish U21 team.

Coventry is the Dons’ third new arrival of the January 2022 window, following the arrivals of Theo Corbeanu and Jamie Cumming earlier this month.

The move reunites Coventry with MK Dons Head Coach Liam Manning, who previously coached Coventry in the West Ham youth set up.

The Dons’ new recruit told the club’s official website of his delight to make the move.

He said, “This is a Club moving in a really good direction and hopefully I can help make a positive impact towards that.

“I know how the team plays and it’s something that suits me. I am a player who will always give my all and look to get on the ball, dictate play and help keep possession.

“I obviously 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 and hopefully I can repay his and the Club’s faith with my performances.”

Head Coach Liam Manning added that he felt he was suited to what MK Dons wanted of a new signing in the midfield area.

He said, “Conor is somebody I know well from our time together at West Ham United.

“He is a fantastic character, first and foremost, as well as a hard-working and talented young player who his 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.”