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Stags sign full back on loan

Posted onPosted on 8th Jan

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray has made his fourth signing of the transfer window by snapping up young left-back Callum Elder on a month-long loan from Leicester City.

Elder, 19, is an Australian youth international who has featured regularly for the Foxes’ development squad over the last few seasons – including two performances in the newly-formed Premier League International Cup, where he helped his parent club achieve wins over Benfica and Schalke 04.

“Callum is somebody that I’ve had my eye on for a long time now,” said the Stags’ boss. “I’ve watched him over the last couple of years playing for Leicester’s Under 21s and the standard of that is quite high as they’re playing top teams from around the world.”

He continued: “Leicester have got one of the strongest sides around this area and the Midlands, and I think Callum is known as possibly the best left-back at Under 21 level in the region.

“So for us to grab him is a massive coup and I’m over the moon.”