Fleetwood Town manager Simon Grayson is delighted with the return of Northern Ireland international defender Conor McLaughlin to the club. He has been impressed with the contributions of the ex-Sunderland player since his transfer was officially approved by the EFL (English Football League) at the start of last month.
Experienced Northern Ireland national team player McLaughlin is not a stranger to Fleetwood Town having spent five years at the League One team before his exit four years ago. The Cod Army signed Conor McLaughlin in 2012 and he was at the club for several years.
On McLaughlin, Fleetwood Town boss Grayson said experience was a major reason why the Northern Ireland player returned to Highbury after four years. According to him, McLaughlin is an experienced player and he has been at Fleetwood Town before meaning that he knows what the club is all about.
Grayson further said that McLaughlin was the best option available for Fleetwood Town in the quest to sign a replacement for Johnson who damaged his Achilles and was ruled out for many months as a result. He also talked up Conor McLaughlin as a versatile player who can function effectively as a right-back, a centre back and a midfielder.McLaughlin is also a big influence in the dressing room.