Date: 23rd July 2017 at 1:06pm
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By Harvey Byrne

Midfielder Matt Crooks has told that he enjoyed his time more at English League Two outfit Accrington than he did at Rangers following his Ibrox departure.

The 23-year-old, who completed a move to Glasgow last summer alongside Josh Windass from the English minnows had a tough solo campaign with Rangers.

He was limited to just three first team appearances for the Gers before spending the second half of the season on loan in England’s third tier with Scunthorpe.

Now, following his move to League One side Northampton Crooks has told that he enjoyed his time more at Accrington, where he was player, rather than the time spent with Rangers.

“Rangers are a big club, but I think at my age you just want to play football,” told Crooks, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“When I was at Accrington, obviously the facilities there are nothing like they are at Rangers, but I would probably say I enjoyed it more, because I was playing.

“That’s what you want to do as a footballer, you just want to play. I have been given the opportunity to play here at Northampton, and that’s what I want to do.”

Crooks was one of a number of flops to have made the move to Rangers last summer with the likes of Joey Barton, Matt Gilks, Joe Garner and Philippe Senderos all having joined and then left after less than a year at the club.

March appointment Pedro Caixinha has also been busy in recruiting numbers to his side and so far this summer nine players have joined in the Portuguese senior man’s first window in charge.

Supporters will now be hoping the upcoming campaign isn’t a repeat of last season’s disappointment as they look to close the gap at the top with fierce rivals Celtic.

In other Rangers news, Joey Barton posted this message ahead of the Gers friendly clash against Marseille on Saturday.

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