FORMER Cork City FC defender Sean McLoughlin is determined to get more first team minutes at Hull City under his belt.
After impressing while out on loan in Scotland at St Mirren during the first half of the campaign, Hull's recent injury issues led to the 23-year-old Cork man being handed his first games in the English Championship.
A debut away at Reading was followed by further 90 minute appearances against Blackburn Rovers and Swansea City, in which the centre-back’s performances underlined his potential.
“Everybody knows that the Championship is one of the toughest leagues,” McLoughlin told the official Hull City website.
“I know that I still have a long way to go but I’m enjoying having the chance to learn.
“It would have been twice as good had we been winning games but, for me personally, it’s been a real learning curve to have the chance to play at this level.
“It has probably come sooner than I expected with us having a few injuries.
"Although you never like to benefit for others’ misfortune, it has provided me with an opportunity to step up, make my debut and get in the team.
“Hopefully I can keep getting minutes and games under my belt because it can only help me in the long run.”