Rangers midfielder Matt Crooks looks set to be the next name through the Ibrox exit door after the club agreed a fee with English side Northampton Town for the 23-year old. Crooks, who joined the club last summer from Accrington Stanley, spent the second half of last season on loan at Scunthorpe United and has struggled to make any impact whatsoever in Glasgow.
Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh is looking to add the 6’4” midfielder to his squad as the League One side look to improve on last season’s 16th place finish. Edinburgh’s side are currently in Spain preparing for the coming season but isn’t expected to join them before their training camp ends on Sunday.
Scunthorpe had been interested in bringing Crooks back to Glanford Park after a successful loan stint with Graham Alexander’s side; Crooks scored three times in 12 appearances for the Iron, however, chairman Peter Swann admitted Rangers had accepted a bid for the player and it wasn’t from his club. Speaking to Radio Humberside, he said: “They have not accepted our bid but have accepted one from another club. There is not a lot we can do as it is in the hands of Rangers and Crooksy but there is not a need to get into a bidding war.
“Crooksy knows how much we want to have him at the club and he would benefit from us and get his career back on track. We have put a really good deal and it is the best we can do. We cannot do any more and it is out of our hands.”
Crooks only made three appearances for Rangers after being signed by previous manager Mark Warburton.