Meyler has a chance to reboot his career at Coventry

Meyler has a chance to reboot his career at Coventry

Eoin Cadogan jokes with David Meyler after last year's Munster final. Picture: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

CORK midfielder David Meyler has joined Coventry City on loan for the rest of the season.

Meyler who only played five games for Royals after arriving on a free transfer last summer, links up with the League One club having fallen out of favour under Jose Gomes.

He was excluded from first-team training in recent months and has endured a tough time.

The 29-year-old former Sunderland and Hull City midfielder moved to England from Cork City when he was a young gun, but has always been resilient having bounced back from a number of injury setbacks.

No doubt he can regain the confidence and form that saw him excel in the Premier League and shine for Ireland in some crunch matches in the Martin O'Neill era.

Coventry boss Mark Robins said: "We are delighted to add a player of David’s pedigree to the squad until the end of the season.

"He’s a tireless, hardworking player and has great experience of playing at the highest levels of English football – he will be a real presence for us on and off the pitch."

Gillingham have signed ex-Shamrock Rovers ace Graham Burke on loan from Preston until May 4.

The 25-year-old, who has two caps for the Republic of Ireland, becomes the club's second signing of the transfer window following the arrival of winger Billy King on Wednesday.

Gills boss Steve Lovell told the club website: "Naturally Graham has had a lot of interest from other clubs so I'm delighted he has decided to join us here.

"He has proved he is a goalscorer; he has represented his country and has experience of playing at a higher level.

"This will add competition to our forward areas and we are looking forward to working with him."

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