Northern Irish international Ryan McLaughlin released by League One Rochdale

Fri, Jun 19 2020

Northern Ireland international duo Ryan McLaughlin and Callum Camps have been released by League One side Rochdale. 

Brian Barry-Murphy's side finished the season in 18th place in the division after the season was brought to an end as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Camps departs after over ten years of service to the club, having been a product of the academy. He went on to make over 230 professional appearances in a Dale shirt. 

He netted six goals and registered seven assists for the club throughout the season before it was cut short.  

Former Liverpool youth product McLaughlin has struggled with injury and only made six substitute appearances for the club in 2019/20 as Rochdale avoided the drop and stayed in the third tier of English football for what will be a seventh consecutive season.

The right-back has also had spells with Blackpool and Oldham leaving Anfield and won his Northern Ireland debut against Uruguay in 2014 before going on to make a further four appearances. 

As for Camps he won a call-up to the under 18 squad in November 2012, having qualified for selection through his Northern Irish born grandmother.

Camps regularly represented the youth teams and was called up to represent the U20's In the Milk Cup finals now known as the Supercup NI. 

The second highest ever goalscorer in Rochdale's history Ian Henderson has also been released after failed negotiations regarding a new contract. 

Fellow forwards Aaron Wilbraham and Calvin Andrew are also leaving Spotland alongside experienced goalkeeper Josh Lillis and MJ Williams and Matty Gillam.