Boston’s young Leicester City star signs new two-year deal for Premier League club

Tom Hopper
Tom Hopper

Boston-born striker Tom Hopper has signed a contract to keep him at Premier League new boys Leicester City until 2016.

Last season was a breakthrough year for the talented 20-year-old, whose parents runs Hoppers jewellers in Boston Market Place.

Hopper forced his way into Nigel Pearson’s title-winning squad at the start of the 2013/14 campaign, and appeared in Capital One wins over Carlisle United and East Midlands rivals Derby County.

He then picked up a stress fracture but returned to action for the club’s development squad and helped fire it to a top-six finish.

Hopper will now be hoping to catch boss Pearson’s eye as the King Power Stadium prepares to host Premier League football in 2014/15.

He told the club’s website: “I’m absolutely delighted to be a part of this Club and to have signed a new contract is a wonderful feeling.

“Last season started with a lot of promise for me, but unfortunately I got injured, which meant I didn’t play as much as I could have. I’m fully fit now and I can’t wait to get started again in pre-season by showing what I can do.

“The manager and Steve Beaglehole (development coach) have been great. They’ve been really supportive and helped me a lot, so for me to be a part of this club for another two years is fantastic.”