Profile - Callum Elder

Profile - Callum Elder

By John Williams
22 August
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Callum Elder


Callum Elder was born in Sydney, Australia and began his youth career with Manly United, before then moving to England at the age of 16 to begin a scholarship in the academy at Leicester City. After completing his scholarship at the end of the 2012–13 season, he was awarded his first professional contract.

On 8 January 2015, Elder was loaned out to League Two club Mansfield Town for one month. However during this initial loan spell Elder impressed enough to have the loan extended to the end of the 2014–15 season. Elder made 21 appearances for the Stags and returned to Leicester at the end of the season.

In the next loan move in August 2015, Elder joined League One side Peterborough United on a one-month loan, which once again was extended. Having made 21 appearances and scored the first senior goal of his career, an injury led to the early termination of this loan.
July 2016, Elder joined Championship side Brentford on loan for the duration of the 2016–17 season. He was an ever-present in league matches during the opening month of the season, before suffering a knee injury, further complicated by a thigh injury and as a result he returned to the King Power Stadium for treatment in mid-December 2016.

In January 2017, Elder joined Championship club Barnsley on loan until the end of the 2016–17 season during which time he only managed just the 3 appearances.

Then in July 2017, Elder found himself going out on loan, joining Wigan Athletic on a season long loan. He made his debut on 5 August at Milton Keynes Dons but was sent off in the 44th minute. Despite that slight hiccup in total Callum played 33 times during the season that saw Wigan claim the League One title.

On 2 January 2019, Elder joined Ipswich Town on loan for the remainder of the 2018–19 Championship season featuring just 5 times.

On 8 August 2019, Elder joined Championship side Hull City for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year contract. The move reunited him with Grant McCann, who was his manager during his time at Peterborough United.

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