Shane McLoughlin signs one-year contract extension with Wimbledon

Mon, Jun 29 2020

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League One side AFC Wimbledon have confirmed that Kerryman Shane McLoughlin has signed a one-year contract extension with club ahead of the 2020/21 season.

The 23-year-old midfielder moved to Kerry when he was just five after being born in New York. He played for Castleisland, Killorglin and St Brendan’s Park before joining Ipswich Town in 2015.

The former Irish underage international left Ipswich in 2019 to join Wimbledon, and he is now set to spend another year with the South London club.

“Shane can play in midfield, but also at wing back and I thought he was terrific when he played there last season,” Wimbledon boss Glyn Hodges told his club’s media team.

“Shane can play in a number of positions, and he’s getting better and better. He’s still young and hungry to keep on improving, so we are delighted we’ve got him.

“He’s had a good upbringing as a footballer, so he knows how to play, and he has a good football brain. It’s therefore easy for him to adapt to playing in different positions.

“I thought he was really good last season, so I’m looking forward to more of the same next season. He gets on with everyone, he’s a popular member of the squad, and we are looking forward to him kicking on next season.” 

He has made 37 Wimbledon appearances in total, 26 of those in 2019/20, and he has scored two goals.