Football: Bri hopes French fancy him.
The Scots winger spent a short trial spell across the English Channel attempting to win a contract.
McLaughlin is now back at current club Wigan waiting anxiously to hear if the French are to follow up their interest.
Niort are expected to make a final decision this month and will inform the former Parkhead and Dundee United star at the end of the week.
The 26-year-old has endured a nightmare time at Athletic and has played just 25 minutes of top team action for John Benson's side, who are in the Second Division play-off final
Carlisle United are also interested in signing the skilful Scot but any moves for playing staff are on hold until the Brunton Park side appoint a new manager.
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||May 19, 2000|
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