Up for the cup! Hopper makes his Leicester City debut

Tom Hopper.

Tom Hopper.

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TOM Hopper received a first-hand introduction to the magic of the FA Cup on Saturday – making his Leicester City debut.

The teenage striker – from Stickney – was an 81st-minute replacement for former England international David Nugent.

Hopper was handed a taste of first-team football after signing a professional contract with the Foxes last year.

Hopper, currently a regular with the Leicester academy and reserves, moved to City from the Boston United Centre of Excellence.

He is the youngest player ever to appear for the Pilgrims’ first team.

For a full story se the Boston Standard, out Wednesday.

Leicester beat Swindon 2-0.