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Hopper a target for League Two Mansfield

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Iron Bru understands that striker Tom Hopper is a target for League Two side Mansfield Town.

Stags’ boss Steve Evans has confirmed that a League One striker is mulling over a move to Field Mill after a bid was accepted for his services and whilst there is no confirmation Hopper is the player in question, it is believed the Stags have shown an definite interest in the striker.

Hopper appears to have fallen out of favour at Glanford Park and did not feature in the club’s final two friendlies against Sunderland or Luton Town.

Evans said at the weekend: “With regard to the striker, we’re going to buy him. “It’s not fantastic money but for League Two it’s a competitive sum of money. We’d like to get the kid in.

“I’ve seen him numerous times. He’s done very well where he is, but the club in the league above us have serious ambitions about getting into the Championship.”

It has been suggested by the Chad that Mansfield have been waiting patiently in a chain for the striker’s club to sort a replacement before letting him go.

Mansfield Town issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon, which read: “The Stags can confirm that an offer for a new striker has been accepted by his current club.

“The player is discussing the prospective move with his family. “It is not expected that any developments will take place before this weekend’s opening match at Crewe.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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