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McLaughlin pens Fleetwood deal

Fleetwood defender Conor McLaughlin has signed a three-year contract extension at the club.

McLaughlin, who was named the club's player of the year last season as Town won promotion to League One, follows goalkeeper Chris Maxwell in extending his stay at Highbury.

The 22-year-old right-back told Fleetwood's official website: "I'm delighted to sign on again here. It was a hard one to get done because I was obviously away with Northern Ireland in South America, and I've been away on holiday the past couple of weeks. I'm really happy to get it done now though.

"We've got an unbelievable set of lads here and a great manager, so it was a no-brainer for me to sign on again.

"Last season couldn't have gone any better really, and the situation I was in last pre-season is completely different to the one I'm in now.

"I'm going to have to get my head down now and work hard to make sure I'm in the team come the start of the campaign."