Former Republic of Eire worldwide Alan McLoughlin has died on the age of 54 following a battle with kidney most cancers.
The Manchester-born midfielder retired in 2003 from a taking part in profession that included spells at Portsmouth, Swindon City and Southampton.
McLoughlin additionally represented Wigan Athletic, Rochdale and Forest Inexperienced Rovers – the place he ended his profession – and spent mortgage stints at Aston Villa and Torquay.
He began his profession at Manchester United however by no means stepped out for the primary staff.
Most just lately, McLoughlin labored for Swindon City’s academy.
Final month, McLoughlin introduced he was affected by renal cell carcinoma, a kind of kidney most cancers. He added that he was set to start radiotherapy remedy.
McLoughlin was capped 42 instances for the Republic of Eire, representing the nationwide staff from 1990 till 1999 – the vast majority of that point spent below Jack Charlton.
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