Date: 20th May 2017 at 2:32pm
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By Danny Wright

Scunthorpe are eyeing up a move to re-sign Rangers midfielder Matt Crooks, according to a reliable journalist.

BBC Radio Humberside commentator Mike White reported on his personal Twitter account that the English League One side “would like to get” the 23-year-old back, having spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Glanford Park.

The Scottish Sun reported on Friday that Scunthorpe manager Graham Alexander was in attendance at Ibrox on Wednesday to watch over Martyn Waghorn against Aberdeen.

However, according to White, a deal for the attacker is a no-go and Alexander would instead like to bring Crooks back to the Lincolnshire-based outfit.

“If Graham Alexander was at Rangers for anything/anyone, most likely suggestion was chat about Matt Crooks who Scunthorpe would like to get back,” said the reliable journalist on his personal Twitter account on Saturday.

Crooks’ campaign was cut short in early April when he suffered a knee injury which ruled him out for the rest of Scunthorpe’s bid for promotion to the Championship.

He made 12 appearances for the Iron during his loan spell, scoring three goals and supplying one assist.

The Leeds-born midfielder was signed by Rangers in the summer on a four-year deal from Accrington Stanley alongside Josh Windass.

However Crooks played just three times for Gers in all competitions before he was shipped out to Scunthorpe in January.

Football Insider Verdict

Crooks appears to be one of the failed signings of Mark Warburton’s reign at Ibrox and he should definitely be one of the players that Pedro Caixinha should look to get rid of in the summer. Scunthorpe look as though they’re interested in the midfielder and a move back to England would benefit his career as he earned a decent amount of game-time while there. His injury hampered his stint at Glanford Park and Crooks may feel like he has unfinished business there following the Iron’s play-off semi-final defeat at the hands of Millwall. With the former Accrington man in their side, they could mount another serious bid for promotion next season.

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