Former Glasgow Rangers man Matt Crooks has revealed his biggest regret is not being able to take advantage of his time at Ibrox.
The Lowdown: Crooks’ spell at Rangers
Crooks made the move to Rangers from Accrington Stanley on a free transfer (Transfermarkt) during the 2016 summer transfer window.
However, he made just three appearances in all competitions for the club before making the switch to Scunthorpe on loan and then completing a permanent move to Northampton Town.
The Latest: Crooks admits regret
Speaking to Radio Tees (via HITC), Crooks admitted his regret at not taking advantage of his time at Ibrox. He said:
“It’s Middlesbrough. I think you probably have one opportunity to come to a club of this size. In my career, I did have the chance to go to Rangers and I’ve always said that’s probably my biggest regret not taking advantage of that.
“As soon as I heard Middlesbrough coming in for me, I felt like it was a redemption period coming in for me.
“I want to prove I can do it at a big club like this and perform in front of big crowds and the big fanbase they’ve got so it’s got a massive appeal for me and I’m really looking forward to it.”
The Verdict: Shame
While Crooks failed to make the grade at Ibrox, he has done rather well since leaving Rangers. He netted 21 goals in 97 appearances for Rotherham, and Middlesbrough are a solid Championship club with the chance of playing in the Premier League. In two games for the club, he has already managed one goal, taking his career tally to 43.
Would you take Crooks back?
Unfortunately, his time at Rangers just didn’t work out – perhaps it came too early on in his career, and it was at a time when the Gers were still recovering from their demotion to League Two. However, at just 27, perhaps the Gers may have a look at him once more if he continues to shine?
In other news, Rangers fans are livid at these club struggles.
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