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Millwall announce Conor McLaughlin signing

Right-back joins The Lions...

5 July 2017

Millwall Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Conor McLaughlin on a two-year deal.

McLaughlin, 25, becomes Neil Harris' fifth summer signing, joining James Meredith, Tom Elliott, Jed Wallace and George Saville through the door at The Den.

The right-back most recently played for Fleetwood Town, making over 200 appearances in a five-year spell with The Cod Army.

McLaughlin has also played 22 times for his country, Northern Ireland, scoring his first goal in a 4-0 win over Azerbaijan.

"I'm delighted to get everything signed," said the defender after succesfully completing a medical.

"I first heard of Millwall's interest towards the back end of last season, but I then went away on holiday and got married, so it took a bit of time - but I'm glad it's all sorted now.

"I'm really looking foward to getting going. I just want to start and get to know my team-mates."

The Northern Irishman cited fellow Lion Shane Ferguson as a factor in him joining the club.

"I sent Fergie a few texts and asked him what the club was like while we were away on international duty. He didn't need to sell the club to me, but he said nothing but good things."

Millwall boss Neil Harris added his delight at securing McLaughlin's signature.

"We've been chasing Conor all summer," he said.

"He was one of the outstanding performers in League One last season and was voted by his peers into the Team of the Year - which is the biggest accolade you can have in professional football.

"He's a solid, reliable right-back, who is first and foremost a very good defender. He's technically very good and has many caps for Northern Ireland. His character will blend in very well with the rest of the group."

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