Football - Foxes duo stay put

Leicester younsters Tom Hopper and Steven Smith have extended their respective loan spells at Bury and Ilkeston.

PA Sport

Striker Hopper will stay with npower League One club Bury until the end of the season while midfielder Smith, also 19, will remain with Evo-Stik North Premier side Ilkeston until the end of January.

Hopper has made 23 appearances for Bury since joining them in September, scoring three goals and featuring in all of the Shakers' Christmas fixtures.

Smith joined Ilkeston at the end of November, with Kevin Wilson's side winning six and drawing one of their seven games since his arrival.

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