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ConorCompletes a Year after Retirement in April 2023

Posted on June 29, 2023 in Millwall

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.

Conor was a Belfast resident when he joined professional football. His last stint, before joining Northern Ireland, was a short-term tenure with Fleetwood Town. It ended in January 2022. If we look at his entire professional stint he earned more than 40 caps while playing for Northern Ireland. He also represented his country in Euro 2016. At the time he retired, he announced on Twitter. There he stated that he had to consider retirement due to injuries. It was apparent that 12 years of being in the professional field was too short a stint for him. However, his medical condition was a pressing matter. He confessed that the last one and a half years had been difficult for him. Indeed it is difficult, both mentally as well as physically. (more…)



Posted on September 16, 2022 in Millwall

Conor McLaughlin played for London club Millwall on the back of his first spell at Fleetwood Town. The retired Northern Ireland national team right-back signed for Millwallfive years ago. Conor McLaughlin was officiallyrevealed as a Millwall player in July 2017.

It took Conor McLaughlin some weeks to score his first goal for Millwall. His first Millwall goal came in the 2-2 draw with Queens Park Rangers (QPR) in what was a London Derby clash in the English Championship. The defender was the recipient of the first goal for London club Millwall during the game played on September 12, 2017. (more…)


Posted on July 25, 2022 in Millwall

Northern Irishman Conor McLaughlin began his professional football career in January 2010. His Preston North End debut came during the 2-0 defeat to Hull City on November 12, 2010. A few weeks after his debut against the Tigers, Conor McLaughlin signed a new contract with Preston North End until 2013. The right-back failed to nail down a spot in the starting XI and he had to spend some weeks on loan at Shrewsbury Town. He signed a two-month loan deal at the club in March 2011.The defender played four league games for Shrewsbury Town before returning to parent club Preston North End.

Conor McLaughlin spent around two years in the Preston North End first team before he was placed on the transfer window in the summer of 2012. He was transfer-listed at the end of the 2011/12 season. McLaughlin left Preston North End to join Fleetwood Town some weeks after he had been made available for a transfer. The Northern Irishman made 24 appearances for Preston North End in the league before leaving the club for Fleetwood Town on July 20, 2012. (more…)



Posted on August 8, 2017 in Conor Mclaughlin

Fleetwood Town’s Northern Ireland defender, Conor Gerard Mcclaughlin has extended his contract at the High Bury stadium.

The club has offered new contracts to the 25-year-old, with the player among Town players whose contracts expire in the summer.

The defender has penned a three year contract extension at the club after he looks certain to attract more interest from Championship clubs in the January transfer window.

Coach of the league one side, Uwe Rosler said: “We have a structure and I recommend that I would like to continue with the player. I can assure you that Conor has been offered a new contract.”

After featuring only once for his country at Euro 2016 in their first game against Poland, McLaughlin has regained his place in Michael O’neil’s team and scored his first international goal in the World Cup qualifier game against Azerbaijan last month. (more…)


Fleetwood Town management happy with Ball and McLaughlin

Posted on July 4, 2017 in Conor Mclaughlin

The Fleetwood Town management was desperate for their experienced duo of Ball and McLaughlin to stay and had thrown extension offers to both of them, but, both have told the club that they are not interested to continue in League One anymore and are exploring opportunities to ply their trade somewhere else and thus are not going to accept the offers.

Uwe Rosler, who is presently in charge of the first team of Fleetwood Town, confirmed the news of the departure of Ball and McLaughlin yesterday and insisted that despite their departures, his relationship with them is going to be fine and he wants them to have a lot of success wherever they get their opportunities.

As per Rosler, the kind of form both the players have been in for Fleetwood in the past three seasons, they have earned the right to play at a higher level and showcase their potential against better oppositions. So, there’s no question of him feeling let down by their decisions to leave. (more…)


Conor McLaughlin is included in the team of the season

Posted on April 28, 2017 in Conor Mclaughlin

The 25 year old Northern Irish right-back of Fleetwood Town, Conor McLaughlin has been included in the English Football League One team of the season after helping his club in snatching the 3rd spot of the English League by making a string of successive impressive performances.

After going through such an imposing season with Fleetwood Town, Conor McLaughlin’s next challenge is to help Northern Ireland qualify for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Northern Ireland is currently pitted in the 2nd spot of Group C of the qualifications group stages with 7 points secured from the 4 initial matches that have been played so far. Germany is at the top with 12 points and Azerbaijan also has 7 points.

The next qualification match of Northern Ireland is expected to be played on March 26 of the ongoing year as they face off with Norway at the Windsor Park. (more…)



Posted on February 8, 2017 in Conor Mclaughlin

Liverpool over came cross-town rivals Everton at the Goodison Park on Monday courtesy of a 92nd minute strike from Sadio Mane off an initial rebound from an earlier Daniel Sturridge drive.

The win stretches the Reds dominance to 90 wins in 227 derbies and also ensured their counterparts’ failure to beat them stretches back to 2010

The news leading to the match centered mainly on how important a positive result will be for The Toffees boss Ronald Koeman and on how Liverpool needed to prove what they are capable of without the sidelined Coutinho.

The first half of the game had everything the Merseyside derby was known for: speed, tension, daring tackles and much more. The fact that referee Mike Dean did not dish out a yellow card during the feisty first half is one of the biggest miracles of the season so far.

Intensity was the watchword for the first 45 minutes and Liverpool did lose on those grounds because the Everton players came out on top mainly from the disruptive approach they employed on the visitors. Both sides ran but Everton ran more, tackled harder and intercepted more passes as they made complete use of their physicality –something Wenger whined about the last time his side visited Goodison – to make sure meaningful strings of passes that often lead to progressive chance-creating rhythms were almost non-existent for Jurgen Klopp’s men

Summer signing Klavan was the main reason for all the hassles and tussles of the Toffees, scoring a goal – the main thing that counts – seemed farfetched as the Estonian nullified all variety of threats posed by Lukaku who served as the focal point of the home side’s attack.

The second half of the game came with a reversal of duties with Everton’s initial steam cooling off as a result of the stamina-reducing high press they operated with in the first half. That does not mean Liverpool took up the Toffees’ first half style though. For the Reds, a game-controlling gradual build up from the back with Klavan and Lovren triggering off strings of passes was the main reason they were able to take charge of the game. As a result, even when the host employed their hassling approach, the Reds made sure they reduced their opponents to chasing their shadows. (more…)



Posted on November 20, 2016 in Conor Mclaughlin

It amazed a lot of teammates how Connor McLaughlin, the full-back from Fleetwood, England League One, suddenly emerged from ‘nowhere’ to feature in nearly every match in the qualifier matches to Euro 2016 tournament.

It has been two years since McLaughlin left Fleetwood’s celebrations after winning the League Two playoff final against Burton Albion and flew 18 hours to Montevideo just to be part of the squad on a tour of South America because Chris Baird fell ill.

The 25-year-old has hardly been left behind in the team since, missing just one game in qualifying which was due to suspension. McLaughlin prepared and was determined to play against some of the best attackers in the world as Northern Ireland met Germany, Poland and Ukraine in their first appearance at the European Championship finals on the back of 12 matches without a loss.

“It has been an amazing journey, a few years ago nobody would know who I was,” said McLaughlin at the squad’s training base at Saint-Georges-de-Reneins. “It has been brilliant to be a part of this team and making history nearly every week now. We have got an unbeaten run going and it is amazing to be present and participating here. Hopefully we can do well in the tournament.


O’Neill Praises Performance ofConor McLaughlin

Posted on October 22, 2016 in Conor Mclaughlin

Northern Ireland opened their World Cup qualification campaign with a 0-0 draw against the Czech Republic. Even though it was a stalemate, the team at least started the campaign without a loss.

The clean sheet from a top opponent also bodes well for Northern Ireland, who had defender Conor McLaughlin at the back. The Fleetwood Town defender has been a major presence for Ireland since making his debut in 2011. Due to the national team failing to qualify for major competitions on a regular basis, he has made only 12 appearances so far.

At 25 years of age,McLaughlin is rightly poised to become the first choice right back for Ireland. The fact that manager O’Neill was pleased with the performance of the defender is likely to see him called up for the next round of qualification action, which will take place in October. Northern Ireland will be up against San Marino and Germany in the space of a few days. It will give O’Neill the possibility to testMcLaughlin against a minnow and the reigning world champions.McLaughlin, though, will be hoping that this praise from O’Neill results in more first-team opportunities. Despite being part of the Euro 2016 squad, the player made only one appearance at the major competition. (more…)


Pressley admits that Mclaughlin may leave

Posted on August 19, 2016 in Conor Mclaughlin

ConorMclaughlin might be leaving Fleetwood Town in the summer.

This statement has been made by the manager of the club as he believes that the player is interested in playing in a more competitive league. ConorMclaughlin has already stated before the Euros that he wants to seek a move away to a bigger club as he wants to play top level football.

Stephen Pressley admitted that there is interest from Leeds United and that the club might be prepared to sell the player if they received the right amount of money. The manager said that ConorMclaughlin only have one year left on his contract, and that means that the player can leave on a free transfer next season. It is better for them that they sell now and recoup some money rather than wait and see the player leave for nothing.

Stephen Pressley said that the club would do everything they can to safeguard their interest, and that means that they will wait for the best situation before selling the player. (more…)

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