Paul Heckingottom played with McLaughlin towards the end of the Leeds United boss's career.
Sunderland's problem position this season has been in goal.
Celtic are set to make a second offer for Motherwell goalkeeper Trevor Carson.
Ipswich Town are set to undergo a major squad overhaul in the summer and boss Mick McCarthy will have the club's lack of transfer budget at the forefront of his mind.
Players from Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, Derby County, Birmingham City and Burton Albion make up our Midlands team of the weekend.
Leeds United moved up to ninth in the Championship with a win against the Brewers.
The Brewers were beaten 2-0 by Garry Monk's Leeds United side.
Ian Holloway thinks QPR will lose 1-0 to Blackburn tonight.