City sign Wolves' Elokobi on loan

City sign Wolves' Elokobi on loan

Published Sep. 26, 2012 3:16 p.m. ET

Bristol City have signed defender George Elokobi on a three-month loan deal from Championship rivals Wolves.

Elokobi, who will remain at Ashton Gate until December 27, bolsters City's defensive options with Greg Cunningham ruled out for two months with a ruptured ankle tendon.

"George relishes a battle and I've gleaned a lot of enthusiasm from our conversations," said City manager Derek McInnes. "He can play at left-back or centre-half, so he can bring a lot of the team and improve our squad options.

"We've fought off a lot of competition from other npower Championship clubs to secure his signature, and I believe that shows the perception of Bristol City is changing out there.


"The move works for all parties because we get an excellent player with vital Championship experience, and George gets game time under his belt."

Elokobi, 26, will be ineligible against his parent club when Wolves visit Ashton Gate on December 1.