My tribe

English lad Charlie I'Anson making his way at Elche

Charlie I'Anson is pleased with his progress at Spanish Primera Division Elche.

The 20 year-old English fullback moved to Elche from Grimsby Town and also has experience with Malaga.

I'Anson told the Independent: "They (Grimsby) had a budget to keep to, I understand that.

"It was a big risk (moving to Spain).

"In England they look at my height and they don't think I'm going to be able to play as a centre-half. I'm not the tallest (5ft 11in) but it's not just about height - it's about timing, positioning, how you jump.

"Everyone thinks language is a big problem, but I don't think it is. A lot of coaches over here can speak English. A lot of players over here can speak English. Everyone gets by."

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?