Northern Ireland Right Back Conor Mclaughlin has been given time off by his club’s manager Steven Pressley after his Euro 2016 international duty.
The Michael O’Neill led squad fought back from the initial defeat to qualify from the group but they could not go pass Wales, who sent them home in the Round of 16. Conor Mclaughlin was the first player to represent his club Fleetwood Town, at a major international tournament hoped to showcase his skills so he could possibly get better employers. However, it is believed that the club has not received any offer for the services of the player.
Mclaughlin returned for the pre season plans of the club but the manager asked him to take the extra time off and return on the 17th of July after resting well. The manager said: “After the season we have had and the Euros, it is important that he manages to switch off mentally and physically. It is most important on the mental side that he takes a break ahead of the new season.”
The team’s fitness coach Youl Mawene gave the player some activities to do to remain in shape until he returns for the six-day Dutch tour. The coach also added that the fitness coach spoke to the player in the past week to discuss keeping him from ticking over during the extra time off but he added that knowing the player that he was; he would have done activities that would have helped him remain in shape anyway. The Euro 2016 is ongoing with Wales matching on to the semi finals against Portugal on Wednesday.