Southend United sign striker Tom Hopper

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Southend United sign striker Tom Hopper
Southend United have signed striker Tom Hopper on a free transfer. Tom Hopper had been released by Scunthorpe United.

Former Leicester City forward Hopper, 24, has signed a three-year deal at Roots Hall, with the option of a further 12 months.

Southend boss Chris Powell said: "He's at a good age where he will keep on learning as a player and I think the best is yet to come."

Southend goalkeeper Ted Smith has signed a new one-year deal. Ted Smith didn't play for most of last season due to injury.