Accrington owner claims Rangers have begun negotiations with Matt Crooks and Josh Windass

Accrington duo Matt Crooks and Josh Windass are in talks with Rangers, according to Stanley owner Andy Holt.

Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt has taken to Twitter to reveal that Matt Crooks and Josh Windass have opened talks over moves to Rangers.

Stanley have been riding high in League Two this season, and currently sit in seventh place under club hero John Coleman, with a play-off push certainly on the agenda.

Two of the key players behind their fine form have been playmaker Josh Windass and midfielder Matt Crooks, who have combined for 18 goals so far this season.

Their exploits have attracted interest though, with the Daily Mail recently reporting that Rangers intended to sign the pair on pre-contract agreements this month, so they can join for free when their contracts expire at the end of the season.

Now, it seems that Mark Warburton's men have taken the first steps to sign both players, with a frustrated Stanley owner Andy Holt taking to Twitter to reveal that both players have been in talks with Rangers - though he feels they shouldn't be allowed to move North of the border for nothing.




21-year-old defensive midfielder Crooks is formerly of Huddersfield and has impressed with Stanley this season having arrived towards the end of last term, whilst Windass, also 21, has smashed 11 goals this season with a host of outstanding performances attracting interest.

The playmaker is the son of former Aberdeen striker Dean Windass, and he could now follow in his father's footsteps by moving up to Scotland - if Rangers can reach pre-contract agreements with both players during this month's transfer window.

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