Josh Windass has labelled Accrington Stanley as "petty" for refusing to allow him and Matt Crooks permission to train with Rangers, as quoted by the Daily Record.
The duo have left the English club on free transfers after signing pre-contract agreements with Rangers earlier in 2016.
But the Gers are yet to agree compensation with Accrington and Stanley's owner Andy Holt has refused to let them train at Murray Park until the Glasgow giants come up with a figure.
It has left a bitter feeling with Windass, who feels that pettiness is the reason behind his former employer's decision to delay their switch to the Ibrox club.
Speaking via the Daily Record, Windass said of him and Crooks, who is injured: “I just think it’s a bit petty. It’s frustrating for me because it’s not like Accrington won’t get paid – they’ll get their money. It’s not harming Rangers or Accrington Stanley, it’s only harming myself and Crooksy.
“We helped get Accrington get to where they got to in the league last season. Everything we’ve ever done has been for the good of that club. So it’s just a bit petty from them. Crooksy is injured so he’s not doing anything anyway.
“But we went into Murray Park on Saturday morning, all the lads were training but obviously we weren’t. There’s not a lot we can do about it.”
It does seem an odd move by the League Two outfit, but surely it is only a matter of time before Rangers sort the issue.
They will want to get it done as soon as possible, simply to iron out the creases and give themselves one less thing to worry about in what has been a productive summer on the transfer front.
Of course, Windass and Crooks were officially signed way back in January, but since then manager Mark Warburton has added Jordan Rossiter, Joey Barton, and most recently Clint Hill to his ranks at Ibrox.