Sunderland boss Jack Ross reveals why he signed Conor McLaughlin

Sunderland manager Jack Ross says the club had made signing Conor McLaughlin a ‘high priority’ after completing a deal for the defender.

Monday, 1st July 2019, 16:06 pm
Updated Monday, 1st July 2019, 16:14 pm
Sunderland manager Jack Ross.

McLaughlin put pen to paper on a two-year deal after leaving Millwall at the end of the season.

And Ross says the Northern Ireland international’s experience was what attracted him to signing the full-back.

McLaughlin has made 232 appearances in English football, 132 of thosein League One, and has won 34 caps for his country.

Ross said: “I am delighted to be able to bring Conor to the club.

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“He brings quality and experience to a position that was of high priority for us to have options in. I look forward to working with him over the course of the season.”

McLaughlin has been brought in to play at right-back with Luke O’Nien having played most of the season there.