Sunderland defender Conor McLaughlin has spent a big part of his professional career as a footballer in the lower leagues of English football. The 29-year-old has enjoyed a relatively good football career which has seen him play for six clubs. The right-back started his career as a youth player at Linfield in his native Northern Ireland before he left for Preston North End in England. Conor McLaughlin came through theranks at Preston North End before playing his first game as a professional footballer in November 2010.
He scored his first goal for Milwall during the 2-2 draw with London team Queens Park Rangers (QPR). Conor McLaughlin signed a two-year deal upon joining Milwall and he was at the club till his contract expired. He left Milwall in the summer of 2019 after the expiration of his contract. He moved to Sunderland from League One on a free transfer. McLaughlin has played 13 times for the Black Cats in the league this season.