Leicester City striker Tom Hopper makes Football League debut as Bury draw at Sheffield United

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BOSTON’S Tom Hopper made his Football League debut on Saturday.

The striker (pictured) was part of the Bury side which earned a 1-1 draw against Sheffield United at Brammall Lane.

Hopper, 18, is in his first year as a professional with Championship side Leicester City, but has joined the Shakers on loan.

He started the match in Yorkshire, before being replaced by Lenell John-Lewis in the 67th-minute.

Hopper, whose family home is in Stickney, is still a Boston United record holder.

At 15 years of age, he became the youngest player ever to turn out for the Pilgrims during the UniBond Challenge Cup victory over Hucknall Town.

Nick Blackman gave the Blades a 10th-minute lead, only for Peter Sweeney to equalise two minutes later.

Hopper has made an appearance for City, in last season’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Swindon Town.