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Conor: It is a great honour

31 May 2014

Conor has become the first player in the club’s history to win an international cap whilst at Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town’s historic week continued, but this time 16 hours away from Wembley Stadium in the Estadio Centenario Stadium in Uruguay.

Fresh after winning promotion to League One with the Cod Army, Conor McLaughlin flew to South America to join up with the Northern Ireland squad for their friendly against the Los Charrúas.

The defender, whose younger brother Ryan was also in the squad, joined the action in the 87th minute as a substitute.

Conor has become the first player in the club’s history to win an international cap whilst at Fleetwood Town.

Unfortunately, they lost 1-0 courtesy of Christian Stuani's close-range strike in the 62nd minute in front of more than 50,000 spectators.

Uruguay fielded a near full-strength team, the only notable absentees being Liverpool's Luis Suarez, who is recovering from a knee injury, and Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin.

However, the likes of Edinson Cavani and former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan both featured. 
Speaking exclusively to the club website from the Northern Ireland team hotel in South America, Conor said:  “I am delighted to have made my second appearance for Northern Ireland national team, it is a great honour.
“Unfortunately the result didn’t go our way but we played very well on the night. The occasion was even more special for me because I played alongside my brother Ryan, who won his first cap.

“It rounds off one of the best weeks of my career so far after winning promotion with Fleetwood Town on Monday at Wembley. We (Northern Ireland) have another game now on Thursday against Chile and I am focused on that.”

Conor and his team mates will be back in action on Thursday against Chile before returning back to British shores.

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