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Chris Powell signed Tom Hopper on a free transfer after his release from Scunthorpe United in the summer.
The former Leicester City trainee, where he first met his now manager, put pen to paper on a three-year deal with a further 12-month option.
Hopper played a part for the opposition in Powell’s first game as Southend manager when he opened the scoring for the Iron.
In total, the 24-year-old scored nine goals in 47 appearances last season at Glanford Park and 27 in total for the Lincolnshire outfit.