Stephen McLaughlin has signed a new three-year contract at League One club Southend United.
McLaughlin, who has been with The Shrimpers since 2015, says he is excited by the new deal.
The former Clonmany Shamrocks, Finn Harps and Derry City midfielder has made Roots Hall home in the last couple of seasons, despite being troubled by injury.
“I’m already settled here but now I know my future I can really look forward to the next few years and what it holds for me,” McLaughlin said.
The 27-year-old first joined Southend on loan from Nottingham Forest in 2015. That season, he helped Southend to promotion, via a play-off final win over Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley.
McLaughlin scored in the play-off semi-final against Stevenage.
After signing a permanent deal at Southend, McLaughlin scored once in 18 games and last season he bagged eight goals in 38 games.
Having missed two months because of an injury, McLaughlin will hope to get a full term in 2017/18 with Phil Brown’s team.Tags: