Salford City have announced the signing of forward James Hooper

Wythenshawe-born Hooper is a graduate of Rochdale’s youth academy, turning professional at Spotland in 2015. Loan spells at FC United and Stockport County followed and he left Rochdale having made one appearance for the club.

In 2017 he signed a short-term deal with Carlisle United, making nine appearances and scoring once before leaving the Cumbrians that summer. At the start of the 2017/2018 campaign, he signed for FC United, playing ten times before moving to Radcliffe Borough at the end of September.

He spent the rest of last season at Stainton Park before being offered a trial by Salford manager Graham Alexander. Hooper made a handful of friendly appearance during pre-season, appearing on the teamsheet as ‘Trialist’.

It was a successful trial spell for the 21-year-old, who has signed a one-year contract.


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