By Matt Bullin

Rangers have accepted a bid from Northampton for Matt Crooks, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claim the League One club are scheduled to hold talks with the 23-year-old midfielder ahead of a potential summer transfer.

It is said Scunthorpe also made an offer for Crooks, but the Gers have accepted a higher bid from Northampton.

Crooks arrived at Ibrox from Accrington Stanley last summer while Mark Warburton was in charge, but he only made two Scottish Premiership appearances before he was farmed out on loan to Scunthorpe.

The 23-year-old played 12 League One games last term, and he scored three goals as the Iron made it into the play-offs, which he would miss through an injury that is still keeping him out of action.

Crooks is primarily a central midfielder, but he was also utilised on the right-flank at times last season.

Football Insider verdict

Crooks will not be missed if he leaves Ibrox permanently this summer, Gers manager Pedro Caixinha has already brought in several midfielders this window, and it is unlikely he would be given a chance next term. Ryan Jack, Carlos Pena and Graham Dorrans has all arrived to fight for spots in the middle of the park, where Crooks had previously failed to usurp the likes of Nico Kranjcar. However, the 23-year-old would be a fine addition for Northampton, as he has shown he has what it takes to play with the best in League One, following his spell at Scunthorpe.

In other Rangers transfer news, Caixinha is preparing a fourth bid for this midfielder.

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