Where Are They Now?

In McBookie's list of favourites for the manager's job at Cappielow former Morton player David Hopkin was quoted as a 16/1 outsider. Should the odds be revised Hopkin will be pushed out much further due to the fact it has been announced that he will be Maryhill Juniors new assistant manager.

Hopkin (pictured, above left and below: Celebrating a goal in his second spell at the club) will assist Brian Heron - who he also assisted at Port Glasgow juniors - at Lochburn Park. They will have their work cut out for them as Maryhill currently prop up the West Region's Central District First Division with a record of six defeats in six matches.

Hopkin joined Morton from Port Glasgow Rangers Boys Club in 1989 and after four seasons left for Chelsea in a move that earned the Ton in the region of £350,000. He then had very successful spells with Leeds United and Crystal Palace - in which time he earned 7 Scotland caps - before returning to Cappielow for the 2002/03 season. He only played a handful of games before he was forced to retire due to a recurring ankle injury.

Daily Record - Soccer Shorts [Article calls him Derek Hopkins] (09.10.2009)

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