Conor Coventry says he ‘loved’ his time with MK Dons and believes he is a better player from his Stadium MK experience.
The West Ham United midfelder spent the second half of the 2021/22 season on loan with the Dons, starting all 22 of the games he was available for.
Speaking to Pundit Arena while on international duty with Republic of Ireland Under-21s, Coventry was asked about his MK Dons experience and what he had learned from the spell.
“I loved my time [at MK Dons],” he said. “It was the first time I really had a chance to get a run of games. I feel I really developed from that.
“It was a bit unlucky (not to get promoted) but sometimes things don’t go your way in football.
“I feel like we played a great style of football, we were one of the better teams in the league so it was a missed opportunity but you have to take the experiences you have.”
Coventry, who also spent time on loan with Peterborough United last term, added: “(Both spells) were different but I’m happy to have learnt from both of them.
“I’m happy with how both went because I’ve learnt from both sides of not playing and things were tough to playing really well when everything was rosy. I’ve taken from both.”
Conor Coventry was speaking to Pundit Arena ahead of Republic of Ireland Under-21s’ three UEFA U21 Championship qualifiers this month.
Coventry currently has 23 caps to his name and can break the international record of 24 with two more appearances this month.