Irish international David Meyler has completed his switch from Championship outfit Reading to Coventry City on a loan deal that will see him remain at the club until the end of the current season.

Meyler, who has since been deemed surplus to requirements at Madejski Stadium, will be pleased at finally getting this loan deal over the line following several weeks of speculations.

He was told by the club that he was free to leave this January and the midfielder decided on a temporary deal to Coventry, where he will try to rediscover his form following a recent dip.

Marc McNulty was also one of the players that was told he was free to leave as Reading continue to cut off players who are surplus to requirements at the Madejski Stadium.

Meyler has been capped on 24 occasions by his country but has fallen out of favour with the Reading head coach and has decided to move, howbeit on a temporary deal.

On the flip side, Coventry City released some of its players including influential captain Michael Doyle and Abu Ogogo as they look to strengthen with much better players.

The fans at the club must have been really delighted on hearing the news of the capture of Meyler, knowing how special the player has been over the years for his former club Reading.

The Irishman had previously played for Premier League and Championship outfits Sunderland and Hull City, and will be looking to add more experience to the Coventry City ranks.

Following the move, Coventry City head coach Mark Robins could not hide his delight at the capture of Meyler, revealing that he was very happy to have signed a player of his pedigree.

Next up for Coventry City is a League One game against Gillingham on Saturday at the Ricoh Arena.