Date: 1st May 2007 at 2:54pm
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Gary Hooper has returned to Southend United after the Shrimpers invoked a 24-hour recall clause on the 19-year-old striker.

The former Grays man had been on loan at Brisbane Road since mid-March, scoring twice in four first team appearances.

Hooper was on the bench during Orient`s 3-1 defeat against Nottingham Forest, but he will not make the trip to the Galpharm Stadium after returning to Roots Hall.


O’s manager Martin Ling said: ‘Gary has done really well with us but we will be losing him for Saturday as Southend need him back. I will contine to monitor his progress as I feel that he did a good job during his time with the club”