Spotify plungin wont enable due to spop issue

After working for AGES my trusty Raspi 3b+ and HiFi Berry DAC setup stopped working with spotify, it just plain wasn’t showing up in the player anymore and adding the plugin back made no difference.

As such I have tried about 10 times now to do fresh installs of volumio and to enable the spotify plugin without any success. It seems the error is with spop as when I try to enable the plugin I get the following pop up error message:

‘spop Plugin This plugin is failing to start. Please install updated version, or contact developer’.

Reboot does nothing to change the situation and at no time am i presented with the option to setup my spotify account. Tried searching to a solution but could not find any in the forums. Any ideas on getting this to work with volumio3?

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