By Matt Farr
Rangers loanee Matt Crooks played a starring role as Scunthorpe beat rivals Bradford in a thrilling encounter on Sunday afternoon – and fans were impressed.
The 23-year-old midfielder hammered home the winning goal just eight minutes from full time to hand Scunthorpe a priceless victory over their League One promotion rivals.
Crooks joined the Iron on loan from Rangers in January, and will remain at the third tier outfit until the end of the season.
He has impressed since making the switch back to England, having suffered from a lack of opportunities at Ibrox during the first half of the campaign.
Rangers fans have been closely monitoring his progress and were delighted with his game-changing impact in his latest outing.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
See our Matt Crooks scored the winner for Scunthorpe Well done Matt
— George Paterson (@Benjy707) March 26, 2017
Matt Crooks goal machine!
— ross farquhar (@rosscoeff) March 26, 2017
Recall Matt crooks! Exactly what rangers need for the remaining games of this season! ⚽️
— Colin Preston (@colinpreston777) March 26, 2017
Matt Crooks scoring again. Well done to him.
— Jamie (@jamiecurrie89) March 26, 2017
Matt crooks on the scoresheet for Scunthorpe again ????????????????
— Claire Innes (@Innes1690) March 26, 2017
Get in there Matt Crooks big man! Strolled it !
— Mark (@_mk1872) March 26, 2017
Big Matt Crooks with another goal for Scunthorpe
— Ed Hodge (@EdHodge1872) March 26, 2017
Bring back Matt Crooks
— Robert Mitchell (@rabmitchell97) March 26, 2017
Crooks is considered among an extensive list of Mark Warburton’s failed signings during his ill-fated spell at Ibrox, making just three appearances for the club in all competitions.
His loan move came just six months after arriving at Rangers, but his current form for Scunthorpe could see him return to Scotland with a role to play in the first team squad.
He has two goals and one assist from his last three appearances in League One.
In other Rangers news, Roberto Mancini has delivered his verdict on new Ibrox chief Pedro Caixinha.