Posted on January 28, 2021 in Millwall

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.

His debut came during the league match with Hull City in the English Championship.Conor McLaughlin ended on the losing side in his first game with the Tigers winning 2-0.Around one month later, the Northern Ireland international signed a new deal at Deepdale until 2013. During his time at Preston North End, Conor McLaughlin was sent on loan to Shrewsbury Town for two months at the start of 2011. The Northern Irishman was made available for a transfer in the summer of 2012 when he had one year left on his contract at the club.

Conor McLaughlin joined Fleetwood Town in July 2012 after it was obvious that he had no future at Preston North End. The defender was at Fleetwood Town before he signed for Milwall in 2017. He scored his first goal for Milwall some weeks after he joined the English Championship outfit.

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.


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