The club are delighted to announce that Ants player of the year for season 2017/18 Chris “Mooch” McLaughlin has re-signed for the club, only a year after he departed for Neilston. Chris was an integral part of the side that narrowly missed out on promotion and has unfinished business as he looks to help the Ants to launch a promotion bid this season. Ants manager John Kelly is ecstatic Mooch has knocked back offers from bigger clubs to come back home to McKenna Park. Speaking to the Ants website the gaffer said”I am delighted to welcome Chris back to the club. After it was announced he had left Neilston, I had to make a move for him as I knew other clubs in our league and higher would be trying to to tie him up. Chris knocked back a few approaches from a few teams to come back and play here, so I’m over the moon to manage to get this deal done.
Chris is a top quality player and is the type of player we have been adding to the squad to help us achieve our goals this year.
Chris is technically 1 of the best players I have worked with and on his day he can easily player at a much higher level as proven with his time at Neilston. It’s an ideal time for him to come back to McKenna Park and we look forward to him pulling on the hoops again.”
The midfielder is glad to be back at the Ants, Speaking to the Website he said
It’s great to be home, Once I knew the club wanted me, it was an easy decision to make. I want to enjoy my football and I loved every minute of my last spell here. Hopefully we can push on and be right in the mix for promotion this season
Normally we would say he goes straight into the squad for the Oban tournament, however he has his own big match as he ties the knot with his Fiancee Laura tomorrow.
Welcome home Mooch and all the best on your big day tomorrow!