Peterhead manager Jim McInally has not given up hope of bringing fit-again defender Scott Hooper back to the club despite reports that the 25-year-old was looking for a new club.
The former Queen of the South and Annan stopper was a regular starter at the Blue Toon until he was withdrawn from their line-up just minutes before they were due to face Airdrie at Balmoor in February.
Hooper told the club’s medical staff that he felt unwell and did not have enough energy to play and tests revealed that Hooper had been suffering from glandular fever for six weeks and the lengthy period of infection may have caused damage to his spleen and liver.
The contract between the player and the club expires next week and Hooper looked to be heading elsewhere when his details were published on a list of available players on the website for the Players’ Union, PFA Scotland.
McInally said: “Scott’s contract is up soon however he has been given the go ahead to return to football after his illness and he is adamant that the first club he will speak to about next season will be Peterhead.”
“I was pleased to here that as he can be a big part of my plans for when football resumes.”
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