Glasgow Rangers midfielder Matt Crooks has completed his move to Northampton Town.
The 23-year-old had rarely featured for the Gers, having making only three appearances for the Ibrox outfit before being loaned out to Scunthorpe United for the second half of the season.
Crooks was not thought to be a part of Pedro Caixinha’s future plans, allowing the midfielder to join the Cobblers on an undisclosed deal.
The former Accrington Stanley player had only arrived north of the border last summer, having agreed a pre-contract with the Glaswegians in January before his contract had expired.
However the move to Scotland had not seemed to work for the youngster, as he was blighted with injuries during the first half of the season, impacting his chances to prove himself.
Whilst at Scunthorpe, he managed to show some of the form that brought him to Ibrox by scoring three goals in 12 games, leading the Irons to a League One play-off semi-final.
The club were interested in bringing Crooks back to Glanford Park on a permanent deal, however Northampton have won the race for his signature.
Rangers fans were understanding in the decision to let the youngster leave, wishing him luck on social media.
Here are some of the best tweets:
— NeilMac (@_neilmac_) July 19, 2017
Good luck @mdrcrooks ????????????????
— We're going for 55 (@grahammccno1) July 19, 2017
Didn't get much game time at Ibrox but in the minutes he did get he was absolutely honkin! Good luck to him though ????
— clubber (@Laing1974) July 18, 2017
All the best @mdrcrooks. Once a ranger always a ranger. Hope you have great career. Sometimes things aren't meant to be
— james craig (@jwjcraig) July 18, 2017
All the best Matt, never really got a chance
— jamie thom (@thom_jt) July 18, 2017
Good luck. Shame things didn't work out at Rangers.
— John Smith (@lapislazuli121) July 18, 2017
Felt sorry for Matt Crooks. Injured when he signed and by time he came back the writing was in wall for Warburton who proceeded to throw
— Chris ✡ (@BCSJ7RFC) July 18, 2017
Matt Crooks has joined Northampton Town for an undisclosed fee. Good luck Matt! ????????????
— Graham Dorrans Loyal (@Dorrans_WATP) July 18, 2017
— ⭐️Brian McCulloch⭐️ (@nieto118) July 14, 2017
Saw Matt Crooks play in a few league 1 games, nice guy but certainly not Rangers standard in that centre midfield role
— Jared (@theunibear1872) July 19, 2017
All the best to Crooks at Northampton
Simply wasn't good enough for Rangers but wish him well nonetheless
— Gareth White EBT (@RFCGW) July 18, 2017