New Glasgow Rangers signing Matt Crooks has tweeted that he is ‘devastated’ that his time at Accrington Stanley has come to an end after a loss in the play offs.
devastated that's it all over, sickener watching on the side, but what a bunch of lads to have played with this year.— Matt Crooks (@mdrcrooks) May 18, 2016
Rangers snapped up Crooks in the January transfer window, but he was left at Accrington until the end of the season.
The 22-year-old played a key role for Stanley, as they pushed for promotion, but he was powerless as his teammates failed to progress to the final.
Crooks was on the sidelines, and could only watch on as Stanley drew 2-2 with AFC Wimbledon yesterday.
The central midfielder was understandably gutted, but Rangers fans were quick to try and pick up the youngster.
@mdrcrooks It's been an excellent season Matt, time to focus on getting fit and becoming a Gers legend— The Ibrox Buzz (@IbroxBuzz) May 18, 2016
@mdrcrooks Unlucky tonight boys, At least Windass score— IbroxTheatreOfChamps (@InWarbsWeTrust) May 18, 2016
@mdrcrooks don't worry pal good times ahead European football next year awaits.— Darren Livingston (@Livodaz) May 18, 2016
@mdrcrooks great effort Matt , time to join The Rangers . When you Win next year and story will be worldwide news .#55— waltersboy (@waltersboy_) May 19, 2016
Crooks’ attention will now have to turn to Rangers, with his move to Ibrox edging ever closer.
Crooks has caught the eye of Rangers boss Mark Warburton with his performances in League Two, and he will join the newly promoted Scottish Premiership side with Stanley teammate Josh Windass in the coming months.