Conor McLaughlin and Ryan McLaughlin went head-to-head in League One football last month during the game between Morecambe and Fleetwood Town. Ryan McLaughlin is on the books of Morecambe, while ex-Sunderland defender Conor McLaughlin plays his club football for Fleetwood Town. As a matter of fact, Conor McLaughlin is in his second spell at Fleetwood Town. He joined Fleetwood Town last summer as a free agent after his Sunderland contract ran out at the end of last season.
Northern Ireland national team right-back Conor McLaughlin was born in Northern Ireland capital of Belfast and he started his professional football career at Preston North End in the English Championship. Conor McLaughlin began his career as a professional footballer at the start of 2010.
Fleetwood Town manager Simon Grayson is delighted with the return of Northern Ireland international defender Conor McLaughlin to the club. He has been impressed with the contributions of the ex-Sunderland player since his transfer was officially approved by the EFL (English Football League) at the start of last month.
Northern Ireland defender Conor McLaughlin has returned to League One side Fleetwood Town after he penned a short-term contract. Conor McLaughlin was a free agent when he was snapped up by Fleetwood Town. The right-back had become a free agent on the back of his release by Sunderland. He left the Black Cats in the summer at the end of his contractwith the club.
Conor McLaughlin represented the various Northern Ireland youth teams on several occasions before he made his debut for the senior team. The fullback has a record of one goal in 43 games for the Northern Ireland senior team.
Experienced right-back Conor McLaughlin began his national team career with the Northern Ireland u-16s and he went on to play nine times for the team. McLaughlin also represented the Northern Ireland u-17 team on nine occasions. He graduated to the u-19s where he scored once in 14 games before playing seven times for the u-21 within a period of two years. Conor McLaughlin was in and around the Northern Ireland u-21s between 2010 and 2012. (more…)
Former footballer Connor Mclaughlin has said English Premier League side Arsenal have shown that they have a lot of faith in their youngster Emile Smith-Rowe after their latest decision on the player. Not only have the Gunners have decided to tie down the youngster to a new long-term contract extension, but they have also decided to hand him the number 10 jersey in a bid to convince him that he is such an important player for them and they have him in their plans for the future. Smith-Rowe was a huge summer transfer target for English Premier League club Aston Villa as the Villans tried to prise him with a move away from the Emirates Stadium but Arsenal have won the race to keep him.
English League One giants Sunderland are reportedly keen on signing Queens Park Rangers (QPR) defender Todd Kane this summer. This is according to the publication from London Football News which stated that Kane is on the way out of QPR in the English Championship and that the Black Cats want to sign him. He could be the replacement for Conor McLaughlin at the Stadium of Light.
English side Sunderland Football Club have already started planning for next season and are already making plans toward this summer. While they have been scouting for players that they will be signing in the summer, they have also been working on likely departures as they have already made a list of players set to be allowed to leave the club. The list contains as many as seven senior team players who will now be departing the club and they are now free to talk to any club of their choice.
Sunderland right-back Conor McLaughlin made a quick recovery to return to the starting XI for the away win over Plymouth Argyle at the weekend. The Northern Ireland international was in the Sunderland squad that secured a playoff spot in League One with a 3-1 away win at Plymouth.
Sunderland right-back Conor McLaughlin has played for Northern Ireland at virtually all the levels starting from the u-16 team. He made nine appearances for the Northern Ireland u-16 team before playing the same number of matches for the u-17 side.