Date of birth
Highly-rated midfielder Paddy McLaughlin became the fourth new arrival at Pools during the summer of 2018 when he agreed a switch from Gateshead.
A reliable performer who was an ever-present during the Tynesiders’ National League campaign of 2017/18, McLaughlin is most at home in a central midfield role but can also play wide on the left when required.
A former Newcastle United trainee, he moved on to York City where he really made a name for himself by twice being on the winning side at Wembley – in the FA Trophy and in the National League Play-Off Final.
The County Antrim born star was snapped up by Grimsby Town in 2013 and played over 50 times for The Mariners before joining Gateshead in 2015 where has been a dependable presence in the engine room.
Capped by Northern Ireland at Under-21 level, McLaughlin is a creative spark in the centre of the park and is also capable of chipping in with goals.