“Proper chuffed!” Tom Hopper gets shirt number 20 at Leicester City

Tom Hopper.
Tom Hopper.

Tom Hopper is hoping to establish himself in the Leicester City first team this season.

“Proper chuffed to get the number 20 shirt! Hope it’s a good season,” the 19-year-old, from Stickney. wrote on Twitter last week after Nigel Pearson handed him a squad number.

Hopper, who played once for Boston United before moving to the Foxes, had a spell on loan with Bury last season.

He now wants to feature in the Championship after spending the summer helping Leicester win the Hong Kong Sevens tournament.