By Alex Stevens
New Rangers signing Matt Crooks has given the club a major boost ahead of their pre-season tour of the United States.
The Accrington Stanley youngster will make the move from League Two to the Scottish Premiership in the summer after agreeing a switch to Ibrox along with his team-mate Josh Windass.
Central midfielder Crooks suffered an ankle injury in March that ruled him out for the rest of the season.
But the 22-year-old has revealed on social networking site Twitter that his operation was successful and that he is looking forward to making a full recovery.
operation went well, road to recovery begins ??????
— Matt Crooks (@mdrcrooks) May 6, 2016
Rangers are hopeful Crooks will be able to play some part in their tour of the United States, which begins soon after Mark Warburton’s side return to pre-season training on 18 June.
Crooks is regarded as one of the most promising young players in the Football League on the back of a fine campaign for Stanley.
He has been a mainstay of the League Two side, making 35 appearances and scoring a highly creditable eight goals from midfield.
The former Manchester United academy player agreed a pre-contract with Rangers in January as part of a double deal with Windass.