Jon McLaughlin (footballer)

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Jon McLaughlin
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Peter McLaughlin[1][2]
Date of birth (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Burton Albion
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Harrogate Railway Athletic
2007–2008 Harrogate Town 21 (0)
2008–2014 Bradford City 125 (0)
2014– Burton Albion 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:06, 13 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jonathan Peter "Jon" McLaughlin (born 9 September 1987)[3] is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Burton Albion, as a goalkeeper.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Edinburgh, McLaughlin played non-League football for both Harrogate Railway Athletic and Harrogate Town.[4][5]

Bradford City[edit]

He gined for Bradford City in May 2008.[6][7] He had trained with Bradford for a year prior to his signing and combined playing for the two Harrogate clubs with a sports coaching degree at Leeds Metropolitan University.[8] He made his league debut for Bradford City in the final game of the 2008–09 season, on 2 May 2009, against Chesterfield.[9] McLaughlin had been due to make his debut earlier in the season, but was prevented by doing so because of injury.[10] He signed a new one-year contract with Bradford City on 3 June 2009.[11]

McLaughlin signed a new three-year-contract in early June 2010.[12][13]

In the 2010-2011 season McLaughlin was in and out of the team, with Lenny Pidgeley also challenging for the goalkeeper spot. However, Pidgeley was released by Bradford at the end of the season, and signed for Exeter.[14] At the start of the following season McLaughlin fell ill, and Matt Duke was brought in as first choice goalkeeper.[15][16] On 27 March 2012, he received a 3 match ban after being sent off against Crawley Town as he took part in a post-match brawl.[17] On 17 September 2012, McLaughlin was named in the Football League Team of the Week for League Two.[18] After appearing as a substitute in the 2013 Football League Cup Final, McLaughlin enjoyed an extended run in the first-team,[19] and played in the League 2 Playoff Final in May 2013.[20] Following the match, and Bradford City's subsequent promotion, McLaughlin was told by the club he had a future with them, after a clause in his contract to extend it by one year was utilised.[21]

Ahead of the 2013–14 season, recently departed goalkeeper Matt Duke said he believed McLaughlin would be the club's new first-choice goalkeeper,[22] though McLaughlin later stated that he felt he still had work to do to prove himself as the club's first-choice keeper.[23] In December 2013, McLaughlin stated that the club had had a "great start to the season", though he felt that recent performances had been poor.[24] Later that month, manager Phil Parkinson praised McLaughlin's performances.[25] As of April 2014, McLaughlin was one of only two players to have appearance in every league game for the club.[26]

McLaughlin left the club in July 2014 after failing to agree a new contract.[27][28] McLaughlin stated that he left the club "on a sour note."[29]

Burton Albion[edit]

McLaughlin signed a one-year contract with Burton Albion on 23 July 2014.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 13 December 2014[31][32][33]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bradford City 2008–09 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2010–11 25 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 28 0
2011–12 23 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 28 0
2012–13 23 0 2 0 2 0 6 0 33 0
2013–14 46 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 48 0
Total 125 0 6 0 5 0 9 0 145 0
Burton Albion 2014–15 20 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 23 0
Career total 145 0 6 0 8 0 9 0 168 0

Honours[edit]

Bradford City[34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. May 2013. p. 55. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bradford City". Football Squads. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "CRUCIAL TIME FOR RAILWAY". NonLeagueDaily.com. 22 April 2006. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "TOWN SWITCH FOR RAIL' KEEPER". NonLeagueDaily.com. 19 December 2007. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "City sign Harrogate Town keeper". Bradford City A.F.C. 9 May 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2011. .
  7. ^ "HARROGATE KEEPER JOINS BANTAMS". NonLeagueDaily.com. 22 May 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  8. ^ Richard Sutcliffe (3 September 2010). "Patience pays off for McLaughlin in his battle to be Bantams' No 1 guy". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Chesterfield 0–2 Bradford". BBC Sport. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "McCall facing goalkeeping crisis". BBC Sport. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "McLaughlin to stay at Bradford". BBC Sport. 3 June 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "Keeper Jon McLaughlin signs new Bradford City deal". BBC Sport. 4 June 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  13. ^ Simon Parker (14 March 2014). "Jon McLaughlin aims to prove Peter Taylor was right to give him big break at Bradford City". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Exeter City bring in Bradford goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley" BBC Sport. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  15. ^ "Bantams keeper McLaughlin hospitalised by food bug" Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  16. ^ "Bradford sign keeper Matt Duke and seal three other deals" BBC Sport. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  17. ^ "Trio awarded bans" Bradford City Official Website. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  18. ^ "Duo named in Team of the Week". Bradford City A.F.C. 17 September 2012. 
  19. ^ Simon Parker (8 March 2013). "Jon McLaughlin eager to cement Bradford City role". Telegraph & Argus. 
  20. ^ Simon Parker (21 May 2013). "Jon McLaughlin thrilled Bradford City can wave goodbye to League Two". Telegraph & Argus. 
  21. ^ Simon Parker (23 May 2013). "Bradford City tell players: You're in". Telegraph & Argus. 
  22. ^ Simon Parker (26 June 2013). "Bradford City: Jon would be my number one, says Northampton-bound goalkeeper Matt Duke". Telegraph & Argus. 
  23. ^ Simon Parker (30 August 2013). "Jon McLaughlin getting a kick out of Bradford City's rise from depths". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  24. ^ Simon Parker (14 December 2013). "Jon McLaughlin keen to draw line under string of Bantams stalemates". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  25. ^ Simon Parker (31 December 2013). "Keeper’s jersey in safe hands with Jon McLaughlin, says Bantams boss". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  26. ^ Simon Parker (11 April 2014). "Bantams keeper Jon McLaughlin keen to solve Rotherham conundrum". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  27. ^ Simon Parker (22 July 2014). "Long-standing keeper quits Valley Parade after City opt for Jordan Pickford". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  28. ^ "Goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin leaves Bradford City". BBC Sport. 22 July 2014. 
  29. ^ "McLaughlin: Sweet time at Bradford City ended on sour note". Telegraph & Argus. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  30. ^ "Burton Albion sign ex-Bradford goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  31. ^ Jon McLaughlin career stats at Soccerbase
  32. ^ Jon McLaughlin career stats at Soccerbase
  33. ^ Profile at Bradford City A.F.C. official site
  34. ^ Jon McLaughlin profile at Soccerway