Leicester City’s Australian defender, Callum Elder, is out to continue his development following a one-month loan move to Peterborough United.
Elder has joined the League One club until the end of September in a bid for first-team football. He made his debut for the Posh on the weekend in a 1-1 draw with Gillingham.
The Young Socceroo played a full match in the draw and backed up three days later for another 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss to Millwall in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Delighted to have joined @theposhofficial on loan. Enjoyed playing today, should've taken all 3 points. Looking forward to Tuesday ⚽️
— Callum Elder (@CallumElder_) August 29, 2015
Able to play left back and in the heart of defence, Elder has been with Leicester City for four years after leaving Manly United. The 20-year old spent six months on loan with Mansfield Town in League Two last season, where made 21 appearances.
Elder told FourFourTwo that he’s hoping to make a positive impact for Peterborough.
“I enjoyed playing for them, it's a good club,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to playing as many games as I can for them. It's great to be back in a first team environment.”
Peterborough manager Dave Robertson said Elder will offer his team “natural balance at left back”.
“He is one that is highly thought of and comes with a good pedigree,” Robertson told the club’s website.
“He is an Australian Under-20 international. We are really looking forward to working with him and for him to show us what he is capable of at League One level.”
The Posh are currently 18th with four points, after one win, one draw and three losses. The club takes on Southend away this Saturday.
Elder could face off against fellow Aussie defender James Meredith at Bradford City on September 26.