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Blue Square Bet North club Droylsden have taken 18-year-old local boy Ryan Hopper on a three-month loan deal from….

…..npower League Two side Accrington Stanley.

The Droylsden born midfielder had to cope with a few set-backs in his early career, having been released by Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers.

He went to Oldham Athletic for a season but didn’t make it until a trial game for Accrington in 2010 ended with a scholarship.

He signed his first professional deal with the club in the summer of 2012 after coming through the youth set-up at the Crown Ground.

A former youth team captain, Hopper, nicknamed `Scholesy`, was thrust into the first-team equation towards the end of the 2011/12 season, making his first appearance in the home game against Oxford United.

A first start against Torquay followed to cap a period that also saw him awarded LFE Apprentice of the Month.


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