Darragh MacAnthony claims Crooks and Windass are quality, but slams Rangers negotiations

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Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony rates Matt Crooks and Josh Windass highly.

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has taken to Twitter to praise Accrington duo Matt Crooks and Josh Windass - but isn't a fan of their reportedly imminent moves to Rangers.

Crooks, 21, was released by Huddersfield Town last year but has become a star with Accrington, with the holding midfielder chipping in with seven goals for John Coleman's men.

Meanwhile, playmaker Windass - also 21 - has added 11 goals this season, becoming one of the most highly-rated players in League Two.

The problem for Accrington is that both players are out of contract at the end of the season, and can move to Scotland on pre-contract agreements this month, enabling them to leave in the summer.

That appears to be the case, with The Sun reporting on Monday that Rangers are on the verge of completing pre-contract agreements with both players, having opened talks with the talented English duo.

Rangers' ability to sign both players for nominal fees is a controversial one, with players in the final six months of their contracts in England able to move North of the border for what's considered to be a pittance.

Now, Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has taken to Twitter to state that he thinks both Crooks and Windass are 'quality' - but hates the fact that Rangers are able to go through with such deals.

 

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