The Herald have reported that Northampton’s bid Matt Crooks has been accepted. The midfielder was on loan at Scunthorpe last season.

However, The Iron are still interested in bringing him in permanently.  Graham Alexander also confirmed that the club had a bid accepted from Rangers. Crooks played twelve games for Graham Alexander’s side last year as they narrowly missed out on promotion. He also scored three goals for the club.

When Graham Alexander was asked about the club’s interest in the player he said this ” He has got other clubs interested in him but we’re in the race.”

He continued “I think there might be a better deal from another club. However, it comes down to a lot more than money sometimes.”

Northampton are looking to make Crooks their tenth signing of the summer. If he signed for the Cobblers he would join new additions Leon Barnett, Dean Bowditch, Sam Foley, Leon Lobjoit, Daniel Powell, George Smith, Billy Waters, Yaser Kasim and Ash Taylor.

Crooks started his career with Huddersfield. However, he only made one appearance for the club in five years. While he was with The Terriers, Crooks went out on loan to FC Halifax Town, Radcliffe Borough, Hartlepool United and Accrington Stanley.

He impressed during his loan spell at Accrington, so Stanley signed him on a permanent deal. He was part of the Accrington side which finished fourth in League Two before being knocked out in the play-off semi-finals by AFC Wimbledon. Crooks signed for Rangers in July 2016.

He missed the start of the 2016-17 campaign due to injury, and he failed to break into the starting eleven. Subsequently, Crooks went out on loan to Scunthorpe for the rest of the season.

 

 

 


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