Australian left back Callum Elder has secured a move to Wigan Athletic after signing a one-season loan from Premier League side Leicester City.
The move is the latest loan deal for the 22-year-old who has enjoyed spells at Mansfield Town, Peterborough, Brentford and most recently Barnsley
Elder told iFollow Latics he hopes to be a big part of new manager Paul Cook’s plans going forward.
"I spoke to the gaffer last week and he was really interested in bringing me in and for me to be a big part in his plans. I can’t wait to get started,” Elder said
“I’m a left full back and an athletic player who likes to get up and down the flank and bring a real energy to the team, which is what the gaffer says he wants.”
Cook was appointed to the newly-relegated Wigan in May and Elder said he was inspired by the manager’s ambition for the League One outfit.
“He’s new to the club as well and wants us to really take to the league this season and be a powerhouse, so if I can bring that to his plans then hopefully it can be a successful season,” Elder said.
“He was excited and positive from the very first phone call I had with him, so I’m really looking forward to getting started and working under him.
“I definitely want to improve as a player and I believe the gaffer can help me do that. He’s worked with a lot of good full backs so I want to gain all the knowledge I can off him and to be involved in a squad that’s so positive and talented.”