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Adams on Elliott Switch
Adams on Elliott Switch
Monday, 15th Mar 2004 15:58

Leicester boss Micky Adams says that he has allowed Matt Elliott to join Town so the veteran centre-half can "get some football inside him."

Adams has given the former Scottish international only three starts this season and he says the 35-year-old needs the switch: “It is a good move for Matt Elliott because he is going to play a game of football in a first team.

“He has been frustrated. This is the longest period he has had in the reserves since he has been at Leicester City. It is a new experience for him and it is an experience that he doesn't particularly enjoy.

“Joe Royle told me he needed experience for their promotion battle in the First Division. Matt fits that bill.

“Matthew Heath has come in and done very well and Nikos Dabizas is settling into his role. We have also got Riccy Scimeca, Ben Thatcher and Callum Davidson who can play at centre-half.

“I felt that it was time for Matt to move on and get some football inside him.

“Matt is the club captain and has been since I have been at the football club. I don't see any reason to change that. If he is not there then Muzzy Izzet steps into the role."

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