A number of clubs are interested in Hopper and Alexander won’t stand in his way


Mansfield are not the only side interested in striker Tom Hopper, according to Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander.

The Iron have accepted a bid from the ambitious League Two club for Hopper’s services, but Alexander suggested that their offer is likely to force other clubs that have been monitoring his situation into action.

“A bid has been accepted but there are other clubs, from League One and Two, that will want to compete with that bid so we will see how it pans out”, Alexander told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

“There have been more than a couple of clubs who have shown a genuine interest in him.

“I have had a real honest discussion about the future and now it is down to Hops to make a decision which is best for him”.

Hopper’s exit from Glanford Park now seems likely, with the Iron boss hinting that chances will be limited if the club can land their transfer targets in the coming weeks.

“I spoke to Hops about it and looked at the personnel we have and that we are trying to bring in.

“I don’t like to carry a massive squad that is overburdened with players. That means players get demotivated when they are not in a position to compete for the first team.

“I have told him how I feel and now Hops has got to come to a decision which he feels is beneficial to him.

“I won’t stand in his way if he wants to leave.”

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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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