Sunderland sign ex-Millwall & Fleetwood Town defender Conor McLaughlin

Sunderland have made Millwall full-back Conor McLaughlin their first summer signing.

Monday, 1st July 2019, 4:37 pm
Sunderland have signed ex-Millwall defender Conor McLaughlin

The Northern Irish international, who was released by the Championship side earlier this summer, underwent a medical at the Academy of Light ahead of sealing a move this afternoon.

Jack Ross was keen to strengthen his options at right-back having allowed Adam Matthews to leave the club at the end of the 2018/19 season.

Luke O’Nien finished the season playing in the position, but is naturally a midfielder, leaving the Black Cats without a recognised right back.

But a move for McLaughlin, who spent two years at the Den, will look to address that glaring gap.

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The 27-year-old, who has 35 caps for the Northern Irish national team, has prior experience of League One courtesy of a spell at Fleetwood Town.

The is Jack Ross and Sunderland’s first signing of the summer.