Report: Rangers targeted duo Windass and Crooks set for January transfers

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Rangers are hoping to sign Accrington Stanley duo Josh Windass and Matt Crooks.

Rangers are coming closer to signing Josh Windass and Matt Crooks from Accrington Stanley, the Evening Times reports.

The Gers are hoping to bring the duo to Ibrox in January, having been linked with them for a number of weeks.

Previously, Accrington manager John Coleman told the Evening Times that not one of his players is being sold in January, especially someone like Windass who has been one of the best players in League Two this term.

However, this latest report claims that the League Two club are now set to sell the duo, having been knocked out of the FA Cup on Saturday to Portsmouth.

Without the chance of a big third round tie against a Premier League side, and the financial boost that will bring, Stanley are open to selling their two stars to fund further investment.

Windass, 20, is a naturally attacking midfielder who has excelled in front of goal this season, whilst Crooks is one-year older and usually plays in defensive midfield.

They are not experienced, but possess a wealth of potential, and Mark Warburton has shown that he wants to build a young and exciting side with Rangers.

With their futures now set to be away from the Crown Ground, the report claims that Rangers will be able to sign the duo for a fee of roughly £500,000.

After appearing as if Rangers would not be signing their two targets in January, Warburton has been handed a fantastic boost with the knowledge that Windass and Crooks are now up for sale.

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