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Stephen McLaughlin: I'm delighted to be back and want to kick on with the Blues

28 August 2015

Winger pleased to have stability for the next three years at Southend United.

Southend United new boy Stephen McLaughlin is looking forward to playing football again after returning to the Blues on a permanent basis.

McLaughlin penned a three-year-deal with the Blues and is delighted with the move to Roots Hall, saying it will be good to have 'stability' in his career.

“I'm delighted to be back and I'm looking forward to the stability here, playing games for the next few years,” the 25-year-old beamed.

“I want to kick on here and improve. It's been ongoing for a while now and I think it was back towards the end of my loan spell last season.

“I wanted to establish myself at Forest but it wasn't to be and I'm pleased to be here.”

The Irishman, who joined Southend for an undisclosed fee, adds that it helps knowing players already in the squad.

When he signed on loan in January, McLaughlin knew only knew fellow loanee Jake Cassidy, and the winger is looking forward to working – and playing golf – with his team-mates!

“I know the boys here which always helps. It makes it easier. I get on well with most of them and play golf with them here and there!

“The fans know what I can do, they've seen it and I'm aiming to continue that. I'll need to get in the team first and impress in training.”

An interview with Stephen will be on Blues Player HD shortly.


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