This year in April marks a year-long anniversary when Conor McLaughlin retired from football. He last played as a defender for Northern Ireland. After he retired he also made a revelation that he had been forced into retirement because of an injury he suffered.
In the summer of 2021, he was released from Sunderland. At that time he was recuperating from a hernia surgery. After that, he was linked with Fleetwood for the second time, around October.
If we look back at the beginning of his career, he played for Linfield for much of his youth. After that, he moved to Preston in North End around 2007. From there on he made about 24 appearances as a senior. After that, his stint with Fleetwood started in the year 2012. It was the beginning of a five-year term with this club.
At the time he announced his retirement, he stated that he was grateful for the time he’d gotten to play the game. Also, he was thankful to all clubs who had provided him the opportunity to play.