Date: 5th November 2015 at 8:37am
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Mark Robins has spoken about Tom Hopper’s shoulder injury with the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

Hopper, which wasn’t ideally timed at all with him opening his account for Scunthorpe for the season in the win over Barnsley on Saturday, suffered a dislocated shoulder in the two-nil win at the weekend.

A scan on Hopper’s shoulder hasn’t been able to offer up anything new with Robins saying.

‘Tom had a scan this morning, but there’s no update other than that and until we find out the results there’s nothing more we can say.

‘He’s not playing darts or anything yet, but he’s looking okay.

There’s a bit of swelling there – which there was always going to be – and a bit of damage to his shoulder, but he’ll be fine.’

This injury will definitely keep him out of the FA Cup first round tie with Southend this weekend, how much longer after that isn’t yet known though….

Hopes are high that it’ll not be too long mind!

An opening goal of the season, which was in no small part gifted to him in many ways by Barnsley ‘keeper Nick Townsend and his error, was one that Robins felt could have got him up and running and seen a run of goals come, which hopefully it still will when he’s fit again.

His injury-enforced absence is a frustration to the Scunthorpe boss, not that he can fault his efforts to finally get that first goal.

‘Tom’s been working tirelessly but he`s been beating himself up a bit because he’s not got the goals that he craves, that we want him to score and we know he’s capable of.

‘I’ve taken that away from him and asked him to concentrate on his work rate because when he does that he does really, really well.

‘It takes a bit of weight off his mind because it was his first this season.’

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