Australian Under 20 full-back joins on season loan from Leicester City.
- Callum Elder joins Wigan Athletic from Leicester City.
- 22-year-old Callum Elder on season long loan at Latics.
- “This is an area where we clearly needed strengthening.” – Paul Cook.
Wigan Athletic have signed Leicester City’s Australian U20 full-back Callum Elder on loan for the 2017-18 season.
The 22 year-old has joined up with the rest of the Latics squad in the build-up to Saturday’s opening fixture at Milton Keynes and manager Paul Cook is delighted the transfer is complete.
“This is an area which has been of concern, where we have lacked cover,” Cook said, “and Callum is someone we are happy to have brought on board. He’s young, quick, strong in the tackle and is a great addition to the squad.”
Sydney-born Elder joined Leicester at the age of 16 having initially been with local side Manly United, progressing through the ranks to be offered professional terms at the King Power Stadium, although not appearing for the first team yet.
He has had loan spells at Mansfield Town in League Two, Peterborough United in League One, playing in the 3-2 defeat against Latics in October 2015. He has also had brief spells in the Championship with Brentford and Barnsley.