Irish defender McLoughlin joined City in July 2019, adding power to Grant McCann’s rebuilt squad, and was immediately loaned to St Mirren for the first half of the season, where he gained experience in 21 senior appearances. He returned to City in January 2020 and saw his first action when he started at centre back at Reading in early February. He made a number of appearances filling in across the defence and started the 2020/21 League One campaign as part of City’s first team squad. After being used in a support role during the 2020/21 season, he was awarded a new contract in March 2021 and came into the side in the Autumn of 2021 after an injury robbed the Tigers of Alfie Jones. The switch to three centre backs suited McLoughlin well, who played in the middle of the three and thrived with his calm presence, excellent tackling and strong heading. He kept his place when new manager Shota Arveladze reverted to a back four in the spring of 2022.
McLoughlin was born in Cork and came through the ranks at his local side, rejoining in 2017 and compiling over 60 senior appearances after a spell in the Irish non-leagues while he studied for a degree. He played alongside Damien Delaney while gaining both European and domestic experience.
Date/Place of Birth: 13 November 1996, Cork
Hull City First Game: 8 February 2020, Reading A (Championship), 23 years, 87 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]
Cork City (2017-2019), Hull City (2019-current), St Mirren (2019, loan)
Hull City Record
Career: 54 apps, 0 goalsSean McLoughlin
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