Ian Michael Mcloughlin (born 9 August 1991) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Milton Keynes Dons. After a clean sheet, the game ending in a 1–1 tie. The replay was on 2 November where Lowestoft Town won 3–1 to go into the next round.
Ian Mcloughlin signed for League Two side Stockport County on a month’s loan on 25 February 2011, after Stockport County’s second choice goalkeeper broke his finger. He made his league debut on 1 March 2011, but was unable to keep a clean sheet as Stockport lost 2–1 to Cheltenham. However, McLoughlin did enough in that game to be handed his second league appearance the following weekend against Oxford United. He was still unable to prevent the opposition from scoring, but another solid performance helped Stockport to a 2–1 victory – only their second of 2011.
On 12 March 2011, McLoughlin kept the first professional clean sheet of his career, as he helped his bottom-of-the-league side to a creditable 0–0 draw at home to Burton Albion. A second shut-out looked to be on the cards a week later, as the young goalkeeper put in a fine display against Aldershot. However, a 94th minute goal by Damian Spencer sent Stockport to yet another defeat.
County’s poor league position was no reflection on the form of McLoughlin, though. He was putting in a consistent run of good performances, and in so-doing was keeping the experienced former Hull City and England ‘C’ keeper, Matt Glennon out of the side. On 24 March 2011, with McLoughlin’s short-term loan deal due to expire, Ipswich manager Paul Jewell allowed the keeper to stay with the Hatters until the end of the season, by extending his loan deal.
During McLoughlin’s time with Stockport, he discovered that he would be released at the end of the season by his parent club, Ipswich, along with academy scholars Rory McKeown and Josh Meekings. Town manager, Paul Jewell reported to have said:”telling young players they are being let go is the hardest thing you have to do as a manager”
In July 2011, McLoughlin and Jay O’Shea signed with MK Dons. He made his Dons debut coming off the bench in a second round FA Cup tie against Barnet FC at Underhill, replacing injured Dons number one David Martin, the Dons won 3-1. His second and final appearance of the season came against Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park in a 3-0 win, coming on as a precautionary substitute again replacing Martin with only seconds left of the match. In the 2012/13 campaign, McLoughlin has played 90 minutes in a 2-0 defeat to Sunderland in the League Cup. He signed for Walsall F.C. on loan on 13 January 2013.
On 11 March 2014, McLoughlin joined League Two side Newport County on an emergency loan until 9 April 2014. On 10 April 2014, McLoughlin extended his loan with the Exiles, until the end of the 2013–14 season.
Mcloughlin has been capped by Republic of Ireland under-19s. He made his debut for the national Under-21 team in February 2011 and followed this up with a second cap in March 2011
|2010||Lowestoft Town (loan)||2||(0)|
|2011||Stockport County (loan)||5||(0)|
|2011–||Milton Keynes Dons||26||(0)|
|2014||Newport County (loan)||12||(0)|
|2009–2010||Republic of Ireland U19|
|2011–2012||Republic of Ireland U21||10||(0)|