Another year, another loan move for Aussie fullback Callum Elder

Another year, another loan move for Aussie fullback Callum Elder


Australian fullback Callum Elder has completed yet another loan move away from Leicester City after joining Ipswich Town for the remainder of the season.

Elder has been forced to settle for playing minute with Leicester under-23’s this season, after enjoying a successful loan spell with League One winners Wigan Athletic last season.

This time around, the 23-year-old finds himself in quite a different position with the Tractor Boys sitting at the foot of the Championship table with just two wins from 26 games.

Upon his arrival, Elder told the Leicester Mercury he was looking forward to the challenge of helping Ipswich avoid the drop.

“Results for the first half of the season haven’t been great but Ipswich is still a massive Club,” he said.

“I’ve seen in the past few days that there are talented lads in this squad and I’m delighted to be a part of that now. We’re all going to be pulling in the same direction and hopefully come May we’ll have achieved our goal.

“Winning League One with Wigan last season was great but this is a different challenge and it’s one I can’t wait to grab with both hands.”

Meanwhile Ipswich boss Paul Lambert applauded the quality of his new arrival.

“I’m delighted we have been able to get Callum in early,” Lambert said.

“He gives us more competition on the left side. He is a very good player. He’s been training with top players at Leicester and he has handled that well. He’s got a really good left foot and he wanted to be here and that’s vital for me.

“I need players who want to come here and play for this club.”