George Elokobi has spoke of his relief after Bristol City agreed a three month loan deal with Wolves for the Cameroonian defender, Sky Sports has reported.
After failing to make a first team league appearance this season and after holding showdown talks with manager Stale Solbakken, the 26 year old, who can play at left back or in the centre of defence, was allowed to leave the club in search of first team football.
Bristol City manager Derek McInnes was clearly delighted with the capture of the experienced defender, adding that he had failed to sign the player in January. He said: “I think he is a very good Championship player and we are lucky to have him… Elokobi is big, strong, quick, a great competitor and experienced in the Championship. He is someone who will improve us”.
Elokobi is the latest of a host of new signings who include ex-Derby forward Steve Davies and former MK Dons and West Ham striker Sam Baldock. These signings have helped Bristol City start the season in a positive fashion, currently occupying a comfortable mid-table position in the Championship.
However the main motivation for Elokobi was the chance to play first team football after growing increasingly frustrated at Wolves. He explained that: “I am not one who is content to sit on the bench. I want to be playing football all the time and hopefully I can do that at Bristol City”.
With a big game against Leeds at the weekend, the defender will be keen to make an instant impact for his new club. He noted: “Every game in the Championship is tough and it will be a tough game against Leeds”.
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