Patrick McLaughlin (footballer)

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Patrick McLaughlin
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McLaughlin playing for York City in 2011
Personal information
Full name Patrick Joseph McLaughlin[1]
Date of birth (1991-01-14) 14 January 1991 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Larne, Northern Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Grimsby Town
Number 26
Youth career
2007–2008 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2011–2013 York City 74 (14)
2013– Grimsby Town 51 (3)
National team
2008–2010 Northern Ireland U19 6 (0)
2010–2012 Northern Ireland U21 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:36, 18 January 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Patrick Joseph McLaughlin (born 14 January 1991) is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays for Grimsby Town as a midfielder. He previously played for Newcastle United and York City. He has represented Northern Ireland at levels up to under-21.

Club career[edit]

York City[edit]

Born in Larne, County Antrim, McLaughlin began his career at Newcastle United in July 2007.[2] He signed a professional contract a year later but he never played a match at St James' Park. In the summer of 2011 McLaughlin was released by Newcastle after four years at the club.[4] McLaughlin joined Conference Premier side York City on a two-year contract on 30 June 2011.[5][6] McLaughlin said "I thought York was the best club for me. The gaffer has given me the chance to come down here and play some football."[6] He made his debut for York on the opening day of the 2011–12 season in the 2–1 away win against Ebbsfleet United.[7] McLaughlin was part of the York side that won the 2012 FA Trophy Final against Newport County.[7] Eight days later he came on as an 85th minute substitute in the 2–1 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final win over Luton Town, seeing the club win promotion to League Two after an eight-year absence from the Football League.[8] He finished the season with 55 appearances and scored 13 goals.[7] After making 33 appearances and scoring four goals for York in the 2012–13 season he was released by the club on 30 April 2013.[9][10]

Grimsby Town[edit]

McLaughlin joined Conference Premier team Grimsby Town on a two-year contract on 28 June 2013.[11]

International career[edit]

McLaughlin has represented Northern Ireland at various youth levels, up to under-21 level. He currently has 10 caps for the under-21 side.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 10 January 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
York City 2011–12[7] Conference Premier 44 10 1 1 10[a] 2 55 13
2012–13[9] League Two 30 4 1 0 1 0 1[b] 0 33 4
Total 74 14 2 1 1 0 11 2 88 17
Grimsby Town 2013–14[7] Conference Premier 31 3 3 1 6[c] 1 40 5
2014–15[7] Conference Premier 20 0 1 0 1[c] 0 22 0
Total 51 3 4 1 7 1 62 5
Career total 125 17 6 2 1 0 18 3 150 22
  1. ^ Seven appearances and two goals in FA Trophy, three appearances in Conference Premier play-offs
  2. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ a b Appearance(s) in FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

York City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 1 February 2011. p. 29. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Patrick McLaughlin". NIFG. 20 February 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Players: Patrick McLaughlin". Premier League. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  4. ^ King, Dan. "Deals Offered To Young Pair". Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "York sign Patrick McLaughlin from Newcastle". Vital York. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "York City sign midfielder Patrick McLaughlin". BBC Sport. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "P. McLaughlin". Soccerway. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Maiden, Phil (20 May 2012). "Luton 1–2 York". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Games played by Patrick Mclaughlin in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
    "McLaughlin credited with goal against Gillingham". The Press (York). 5 February 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  10. ^ Carroll, Steve (30 April 2013). "York City manager Nigel Worthington announces retained list". The Press (York). Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Grimsby Town: Patrick McLaughlin signs two-year deal". BBC Sport. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "NI U21 squad named for England game". Irish Football Association. 9 November 2012. 

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