Rosler: ‘Phenomenal’ McLaughlin deserves honour

Fleetwood Town's Conor McLaughlin
Fleetwood Town's Conor McLaughlin

Fleetwood boss Uwe Rosler is pleased defender Conor McLaughlin has got the recognition his “phenomenal” form deserves after the full-back was named in the overall EFL team of the season.

The 25-year-old beat League Two winner Kelvin Mellor of Blackpool and Championship choice Tommy Smith of Huddersfield to be named best right-back across the three tiers, while head coach Rosler was named manager of the year for League One after guiding Town to the brink of the play-offs.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Peterborough, Rosler said: “I always see that as a reward for the whole team. I always say that football for me is a team sport, where every player and every person involved has to add something to the table, put some different ingredients in that makes a good team.

“I’m very happy for Conor. He has played so much football for two and a half years, with no summer holidays and big tournaments.

“What he has achieved, especially this season, is phenomenal and I’m really happy that he gets the recognition.

“It is also a big thank you to the players, playing with him week in, week out because you only get rewards when you are playing in a successful team.

“When you are bottom of the league I don’t think anybody would be nominated, so it is a result of a very good team effort over the season and I am very happy for Conor.”