Conor McLaughlin, the Northern Ireland defender has announced that he has been compelled to retire from football due to an injury. The most recent club stint of a Belfast-born player was a short-term deal at Fleet wood Town that came to an end in January. He played for his country at Euro 2016. Moreover, he earned 43 Northern Ireland caps.
After he had played as a youth for Linfield, he moved on to Preston North End in 2007 where he proceeded to make a senior appearance before starting a five-year stint at Fleetwood in 2012. The two-year spells at Sunderland and Millwall followed before he had been released by Black Cats the previous summer. He added that he has been lucky to have had time that he had in the game. McLaughlin is thankful to every club that offered him an opportunity.
In 2021, he won his last Northern Ireland cap in a friendly match against the USA. McLaughlin had been released last summer by Sunderland and then had a short spell at Fleetwood Town. He thanked everyone who helped him along the way. My family has been through his good and bad times as he moved around the country and had to sacrifice a lot. He met some incredible people through football and made some incredible memories.