David Meyler wants to lift Hull City after defeat at Cardiff
DAVID Meyler believes a reunion with Steve Bruce can re-ignite his injury-blighted career and add fuel to Hull City's promotion bid.
The 23-year-old made his Tigers debut as a second-half substitute on Saturday, but was powerless to prevent a 2-1 defeat at fellow promotion hopefuls Cardiff City.
A loan move from Sunderland teams Meyler back with Bruce until the New Year, and he wants the union to bring mutual rewards.
"He's very honest," Meyler said of Bruce. "He knows what he wants from players and he gets the best out of them.
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"You look at what a player he was and what a career he had, and he's brought that into management.
"He's great to learn from and I played some of my best football under him at Sunderland until I got injured.
"I've come here to play as many games as I can in two months and to win every single one of them if I can. That's the plan, to get this team as far up the league as I can during my time here."
Meyler was tipped to be a Premier League star when handed his Sunderland debut by Bruce in 2009, but twice suffered knee ligament damage to derail his progress.
A switch to the KC Stadium will see him spend the final two months of 2012 with the Tigers and offer the prospect of regular football Meyler has been denied at Sunderland.
"I believe the manager came in when he took over (at Hull) and asked if I would like to come on loan," said Meyler.
"Martin O'Neill said no but I only played bits and bobs in games in the Premier League.
"I spoke to him again and we agreed that it was best for me to go out. It's a move I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into."
Asked if there was any prospect of the move becoming permanent in January, he added: "We haven't spoken about that yet. For now I'm just here until January 1 and I'm looking forward to playing as much football as I can."
Meyler was handed a City debut as a 56th-minute substitute in the 2-1 loss at Cardiff and has now teamed up with the Republic of Ireland squad, along with City team-mates Robbie Brady and Paul McShane, for their friendly with Greece in Dublin on Wednesday.
The Cork-born midfielder will hope for a first City start when they head to Birmingham this weekend, but he admitted their performance was found wanting at Cardiff.
"We started very sloppily and ended up having to chase the game in the second half," he said.
"Then were caught on the counter desperately looking for the goal.
"But we can't be feeling sorry for ourselves, we've got to move on and look forward to Birmingham away and getting three points.
"To lose 2-1 is not really good enough for us, we want to be winning these games if we want to push up to the Premier League."