Troy Parrott believes he has improved as a player during his time with MK Dons.
Parrott has made 37 appearances since arriving at the Dons on loan from Tottenham Hotspur and his currently third in the squad for total goal involvements with 12.
Speaking at a press conference while away with the Republic of Ireland national team, Parrott said: “(The loan) has gone really well. I started the season well and then had a bit of a dip in form but in the last couple of weeks and months it has picked back up again.
“People go on loan to improve as a player and hope it develops them in the long run. I’m just focused on working as hard as I can and I just want to keep improving.
“I’m playing a lot of games and gathering as much experience as I can and hopefully it will do me the world of good. Obviously, the team is doing really well and it’s just good to be a part of that as well.”
He added: “It was a really good decision (to join MK Dons) with the style of play. The manager coming in has been great for me as he’s stuck with me a lot of the time and it’s turning out to be a good loan – hopefully it stays that way until the end of the season.”
Republic of Ireland play two friendlies during this international window, starting with a tough test against Belgium on Saturday followed by another home fixture with Lithuania on Tuesday evening.
Parrott, who has senior 10 caps to his name, will be hoping to add to that total over the next few days.
“Playing for Ireland is the peak” he said. It’s what you grow up dreaming of doing and I just love every appearance I can make.”
Both of Republic of Ireland’s matches will be available to watch on Sky Sports. Coverage of Saturday’s friendly with Belgium starts at 4.30pm on Sky Sports Premier League.