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Former Leicester Winger Joins Hinckley

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Blue Square Bet North club Hinckley United have added to their squad ahead of tonight`s visit to Boston United.

Knitters boss Dean Thomas has signed former Leicester City winger Levi Porter.

A skilful winger, Porter made a number of appearances for England at youth level, consistently retaining his place in the national squad as he has moved up the age brackets.

He was a part of the England side which took part in the European Youth Championships along with fellow City Academy product Richard Stearman, currently with Wolves, and scored the winning goal against Austria in the group stage.

Porter was a member of City’s Academy set-up since June 1997 when he was scouted in action for Leicester Nirvana.

He made his first-team debut as a second half substitute in the 3-1 victory over Ipswich Town in August 2006, and scored his first goal in the 2-2 draw with Plymouth Argyle three months later.

He signed a new three-year contract with the club in December 2006 but was struck down with a cruciate ligament injury against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in October 2007.

In the 2008/09 season, despite fully recovering from his knee injury, Porter played only one league and one League Cup match as Leicester regained promotion as League One champions.

In September 2009, Porter joined Mansfield Town on loan for a month, but made only two appearances.

In May 2010 Porter was released by Leicester and has recently been playing for his local Sunday League team Wigston Car Breakers.


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