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Academy Pair Pen Pro Deals

Posted: Tue 07 May 2013
Author: Leicester City

Jak McCourt and Jamie Anton

Image by: Plumb Images

Leicester City youngsters Jamie Anton and Jak McCourt have put pen-to-paper on professional deals with the Club after a successful campaign for the Foxes’ Under-18s side.

Both have impressed with consistent performances for Trevor Peake’s squad, highlighted by a run to the FA Youth Cup Fifth Round, as well as appearing regularly for Steve Beaglehole’s Under-21s in their charge to the top of the league.

Versatile 18-year-old defender Anton has featured primarily as a right back, while McCourt, 17, is a tough-tackling central midfielder and both were part of the Under-18s team that reached the semi-finals of last season's Premier League U18s tournament.

Both players are set to be involved in Tuesday night’s Under-21 play-off semi-final against Cardiff City at King Power Stadium, where the Foxes will be hoping to advance to the national final.