Rotherham United are lining up a move for Northampton Town’s Matt Crooks, according to the Yorkshire Post.

The Millers are keen to add some more faces to their squad before the end of the transfer window. They suffered a 5-1 defeat away to Brentford on the first day of the season and are hoping to strengthen their side.

Their manager, Paul Warne, has been in the hunt for a midfielder for a while and may have found his man in Northampton’s Matt Crooks.

The 24-year-old started his career in the academy at Manchester United before he signed for Huddersfield Town in 2009. He went onto play once for the Terriers’ first-team and also enjoyed loan spells at FC Halifax Town, Radcliffe Borough, Hartlepool United and Accrington Stanley.

Accrington then signed him on a permanent deal in 2015 and after an impressive season with them in League Two, Crooks was snapped up by Scottish Premier League giants Rangers.

The central midfielder’s time in Glasgow was affected by injury and he only played three times for them before returning to England on loan with Scunthorpe United for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.

Crooks then left Rangers on a permanent deal to join Northampton Town last summer and he played 34 games for the last season but could not prevent them from relegation to the fourth tier.

Nevertheless, Rotherham United could be set to hand Crooks a move to the Championship and he will offer them more energy and options in midfield.

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