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McLaughlin says pal Ferguson played big role in Millwall switch


By Graham Luney

Conor McLaughlin has admitted his Northern Ireland team-mate Shane Ferguson helped convince him to join Millwall.

The defender, who has agreed a two-year deal with the Championship side, said: "I sent Fergie a few texts and asked him what the club was like while we were away on international duty. He didn't need to sell the club to me, but he said nothing but good things."

The right-back, who has made 26 Northern Ireland appearances, turned down a new deal with Fleetwood and, after completing a medical with the Lions, added: "I'm delighted to get everything signed.

"I first heard of Millwall's interest towards the back end of last season, but I then went away on holiday and got married, so it took a bit of time - but I'm glad it's all sorted now.

"I'm really looking forward to getting going. I just want to start and get to know my team-mates."

Millwall boss Neil Harris said: "We've been chasing Conor all summer.

"He was one of the outstanding performers in League One last season and was voted by his peers into the Team of the Year - which is the biggest accolade you can have in professional football.

"He's a solid, reliable right-back, who is first and foremost a very good defender.

"He's technically very good and has many caps for Northern Ireland. His character will blend in very well with the rest of the group."

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