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.