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STAGS SIGN LEVI PORTER ON LOAN
Leicester's Porter joins on loan for one month
mansfieldtown.net, 11 September 2009
Porter, who stands at 5' 3" tall, is a former England youth international who has been with the Foxes for 12 years. ...
Stags sign Foxes winger on loan
CHAD.co.uk, 11 September 2009
By Stephen Thirkill
STAGS have strengthened their squad with the loan signing of Leicester City winger Levi Porter.
The wide-man, who has been at the Foxes for 12 years, has been signed on a one month deal.
The former England youth international made his Leicester debut in a 3-1 victory over Ipswich Town in 2006.
Stags go into the game looking to erase Tuesday nights disappointing defeat against Kidderminster and to claim their first win in four games.
Stags snap up Leicester winger on loan
Evening Post, September 11, 2009
MANSFIELD Town have snapped up Leicester City winger Levi Porter on a month's loan ahead of tomorrow's home clash with Stevenage Borough.
Porter is a former England youth international and been with the Foxes for 12 years.
The 22-year-old made his City first team debut as a second half substitute in a 3-1 victory over Ipswich Town in August 2006.
He scored his first goal three months later in a 2-2 draw with Plymouth Argyle.
"I have been a visitor to Leicester's training ground on numerous occasions and Levi is a very gifted young man. I am delighted to bring in somebody of his quality," said Holdsworth.
"He is quick, possesses trickery and is explosive and gives me another forward option.
"At 5ft 3ins, he isn't the biggest lad in the world but hopefully we can keep the ball on the base and get the ball into his feet."
Mansfield have strengthened their squad ahead of today's game by signing Leicester City winger Levi Porter on a month's loan.
The 22-year-old can operate down either flank and has a good pedigree, having made 30 starts for the Foxes in all, most of them at Championship level.
Holdsworth said: "He gives me another option. He's quick, dynamic, likes to run at defenders and can deliver a good cross.
"Timing is everything and it's my job to time it right. I felt it was a good time (to bring a new player in) after the Kidderminster defeat.
"Levi wants to do well and could certainly stay longer if he does well and he wants to."
Porter made his debut for Leicester City in 2006, as a second half substitute against Ipswich and scored his first senior goal in November 2006 at home against Plymouth. He was man of the match a few weeks later when he scored a last minute winner against Wolves to give Leicester a 2-1 away win.
He was tipped for a big future in the game, especially after putting in a man of the match performance in a 2-2 FA Cup draw against Fulham, during which he set up Danny Cadamarteri's last minute equaliser.
On 31 October 2007, Porter suffered a knee injury believed to be cruciate knee ligament damage in a 4-3 League Cup away defeat to Chelsea. Scans revealed that the injury was mainly damage to his medial collateral ligament, sidelining him for up to three months. The injury cut short his 2007-08 season as Leicester were relegated from the Championship.
During the 2008–09 season, despite having fully recovered from his knee injury Porter managed just one League and one League Cup appearance as Leicester were promoted back the Championship as champions of League One.
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