Posted on October 26, 2021 in Millwall

Northern Ireland defender Conor McLaughlin has returned to League One side Fleetwood Town after he penned a short-term contract. Conor McLaughlin was a free agent when he was snapped up by Fleetwood Town. The right-back had become a free agent on the back of his release by Sunderland. He left the Black Cats in the summer at the end of his contractwith the club.

It was announced earlier this week that Conor McLaughlin has put pen to paper on a short-term deal until January 2022. Conor McLaughlin, who has 44 caps for Northern Ireland, makes his return to Fleetwood Town four years after leaving to join London club Millwall. McLaughlin was with the Cod Army for five years having joined them in 2012. He spent two years in London in the colours of Millwall before moving to Sunderland in 2019.

Conor McLaughlin was a member of the Sunderland squad that won the Papa John’s Trophy last season. He came on as a second half substitute during the final against Tranmere Rovers at the iconic Wembley Stadium.

McLaughlin played more than 200 times for Fleetwood Town during his five-year spell at the club. He was part of the Fleetwood Town squad that gained promotion into the EFL (English Football League) for the first time in their history. Since then, the Northern Ireland national team defender has been one of the players with the most appearances for the club. He has over 200 appearances in all competitions for Fleetwood Town and he would be hoping to add more when league football resumes.

Conor McLaughlin is in line to make his second debut at Fleetwood Town when league football returns at the end of next week. He should be in the Fleetwood Town squad for the home clash with Crewe Alexandra in League One. Fleetwood Town are presently in the bottom five on the League One standings.


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