Elder was previously on loan at Brentford for the first six months of the 2016/2017 campaign. The left back, who arrived in the UK as a 16-year old from Manly United, has been with the Foxes since 2013.

Elder has loan spells with Mansfield Town and Peterborough United.



The 22-year old told the Barnsley club website: “It feels great. It has literally come about really quickly over the last 24 hours as I have spent the first six months of the season at Brentford, but it’s great to be up here and I am really looking forward to getting amongst the squad and getting started.

“As a young player you want to get as much first team experience as possible, and I was lucky enough to do that being on loan at a range of Clubs. Barnsley is now my next step and I am looking forward to trying to make an impact to help the lads finish the season strongly.”
Elder will join fellow Australian Ryan Williams at Oakwell.

“I don’t actually know Ryan personally but I have heard a lot about him as we are involved in the national team set-up, so that is definitely something I’ll speak to him about," the Olyroo said.

“I’ve been in contact with staff over from the Australian set-up so hopefully being at Barnsley will propel me and help me to achieve that goal.”

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom said Elder was "ready for the Championship".

"He fits the criteria of everything we are looking for. He's a strong full-back who likes to operate up and down the channels."