Stamford AFC signer former Leicester City striker Levi Porter

Stamford AFC
Stamford AFC

Daniels manager Andrew Wilson has put his faith in former Foxes striker Levi Porter to help him fill the striker void at Stamford AFC.

Porter, 28, is a diminutive winger standing at just 5ft 3in.

He made 39 senior performances for Leicester City, mainly in what is now the Skybet Championship, after coming through the Foxes’ youth system however in 2007 he had a devastating knee injury playing against Chelsea in a 4-3 defeat in the League Cup at the age of 19.

Before he was carried off the field on a stretcher with the knee ligament injury he had played 34 games in the 2006-07 season, scoring three goals.

Scans revealed the injury was to his medial collateral ligament and he missed the rest of the season.

Although fully recovered Porter struggled to get back into the side, going from a bright young talent, who represented England at U16 and U17 level, to being left on the shelf.

Porter only played for the Foxes’ senior side twice after recovering from injury.

He went out on loan to Mansfield Town in 2009 but was released by Leicester. Since then he has played for Conference North sides Hinckley (2011) and Histon (2012-13) and more recently Oadby Town, Blaby & Whetstone and Shepshed Dynamo.

Stamford are in need of some extra striking options having lost Greg Smith to Grantham Town and Ryan Robbins to Boston United.