Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara has made a loan move from Manchester United to League One Burton Albion.

O'Hara, 23, spent last season with Sol Campbell's Macclesfield Town, being named the side's player of the year after helping them stave off relegation from League Two.

He played 12 times for the Ireland Under-21s and has been involved in two provisional senior squads.

Now, he's targeting another solid campaign to challenge Darren Randolph for the No 1 jersey.

"I'm ready to step up to that next level and show that I’m more than capable of climbing the leagues and reaching, hopefully one day, the Premier League," O'Hara told his new club's website.

"I hope I can play regularly and put in top performances for Burton. If that’s recognised, hopefully that will help me make the next step of becoming a full senior international."

Burton boss Nigel Clough was full of praise for his new recruit.

"You look at the scale of Macclesfield's achievement last year and clearly there must have been some people doing extremely well for them and he was certainly one of them," he said.

"For them to stay up was incredible and he played a major role in that.

"He will come in feeling confident and with the pedigree of being at Manchester United for a number of years and he fits the bill.

"This is the next stage for him, and we want to help him get into the full Republic of Ireland squad as well."