Surbiton footballer David Fitzpatrick is set to complete his journey from the little leagues to the big time.

The 16-year-old former Richard Challoner School student is expected to put pen to paper on a new two-year deal with Premier League outfit QPR this week.

Fitzpatrick, who had been on Fulham’s books until 2009, started playing the game in the Kingston Little League at Latchmere Recreation Ground before spells with Staines Town and Hampton & Richmond Borough.

He is the latest Kingston teenager to move in to top flight football following former Coombe Boys’ School star Stephen Arthurworrey’s capture by Fulham last year.

The attacking midfielder, who turns 17 next month, currently combines a scholarship deal at Loftus Road with studying at Hammersmith College and will become a full-time professional on graduating from the club’s academy set-up.

And proud mum Kate, who has ferried her son to matches since he was four-years-old, is hoping next on her son’s list of stops will be the likes of Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge.

“When he got his first pair of football boots aged 18-months he slept in them, we had to prise them off him when he was asleep,” she said.

“If he wasn’t playing Little League he would want us to take him to Staines or to Hampton. And if he wasn’t doing that he would be down at the park looking to get a game with whoever he could.

“He only ever wanted to be a professional sportsman and this is a continuation of that dream.

“He has another year left on his scholarship and then will have a year as a full time professional. The drive is to get in to the QPR first team.”