Republic of Ireland midfielder David Meyler has joined npower Championship Hull on loan from Sunderland.

The 23-year-old Republic of Ireland midfielder has been re-united with former Black Cats boss Steve Bruce at the KC Stadium, where he will remain until 1 January.

Meyler, who has fought his way back from two cruciate ligament injuries, has made five senior appearances for Martin O'Neill's side this season.

Robbie Brady moved to Hull also on loan this weekend after finding opportunities limited at Manchester United.