Manchester United youngster Reece Brown has joined Ipswich Town on loan for the rest of the season.

The 21-year-old spent part of the first half of the season on loan at Coventry City making six appearances in League One, having previously played at Oldham Athletic last season.

Brown will be hoping to help Ipswich stave off relegation in The Championship and cement a place in mid-table, and the England Under-20 international says former United player Lee Martin among others will help him settle in at Portman Road.

Reece Brown
Brown played six times for Coventry before the New Year.

"The deal got done pretty quickly and it was a bit of a whirlwind really," Brown said.

"I first heard of the interest about two days ago and I didn't really know too much about it to be honest. I just came in from training at United and then I spoke to the gaffer (Sir Alex), who told me I was going down to Ipswich for a few months and things went from there really.

"There's a few of the lads here that I know already. I know David (McGoldrick) from playing with him at Coventry earlier this season and I also know Frank Nouble from playing for England youth with him.

"I obviously know Lee Martin as well, from when he was at United, so it will be good to see a few familiar faces and hopefully that will help me to settle in."

Brown is the younger brother of former United defender Wes who made 362 appearances during a 14-season career at Old Trafford.

The 33-year-old is currently with Sunderland and Brown admits his older brother has been offering him advice on his performances.

"My brother keeps an eye on how I'm doing and it's good to know that someone with his experience is looking out for me," added Reece.

"He's had a great career and he will often ask for the DVDs of my games to see where I went right and wrong in my performances.

"It's great to have him offering bits of advice here and there. People often compare me to my brother but I think we are quite individual and I want to be known for Reece, not Wes."