Young striker heads back to Leicester City
Tom Hopper has returned to Leicester City after a recall clause in the loan deal was activated.
Tom joined the club in August initially on a month’s youth loan, his loan was extended twice until the end of the current season, however a recall clause was inserted into the loan deal.
During his time with the Shakers, Tom started 24 games and scored three goals. Tom has now returned to Leicester City and leaves with our appreciation for his efforts whist wearing the Bury shirt, and with our very best wishes for his future career
Speaking this afternoon, manager Kevin Blackwell said of Tom: We didn't expect that he would have to carry the weight of the strike force as much as he did, because we had Andy Bishop and David Healy, good experienced players. Tom came here to develop and to help them through certain games, but it ended up with the experienced strikers out injured for most of the season and not able to play.
We’ve sadly missed them and have relied on Tom Hopper. Tom has been an absolute credit to himself and to Leicester City Football Club. He came in and played up top, wide right, wide left. He did whatever we asked him to do.
When he came we were three points of safety, now he has gone, we are within a point of getting out of it and are in a great position to get out of trouble. The effort, work rate and determination he has shown has been fantastic. The lads also loved him to bits in the dressing room and it’s all credit to him."