McLaughlin was very unlucky with injuries. In case anyone was wondering how he's doing he was man of the match for Oldham at the weekend, my mates a scout and text me after the game. He wasn't scouting Ryan thoughTAA is bigger physically, hasnt had many injuries (especially serious ones). He also started out a winger i think (like Ryan Sessegnon, our young target at Fulham?) so i think is better suited to the premier league than Mclaughlin was and will be more likely to make it here. He still is a bit raw defensively, but he looks a smart lad and so over time will pick that up.
We have had a long history of promising right backs in the reserves, so its wise to not count our chickens before they hatch - but i think TAA is probably our best chance of breaking that mould.