Rangers signing Matt Crooks names the Scottish club he almost joined when he was 17

Accrington Stanley's Matt Crooks celebrates after he scores his sides first goal

Glasgow Rangers midfielder Matt Crooks says that he could have joined Scottish Premiership rivals Ross County when he was a teenager.

Accrington Stanley's Matt Crooks celebrates after he scores his sides first goalMatt Crooks at Accrington Stanley

Rangers youngster Matt Crooks has revealed to The Scottish Sun that he could have moved to Ross County when he was a teenager.

Crooks officially joined Rangers in the summer transfer window after signing a pre-contract agreement back in January, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

The 22-year-old, who can play as a defender or as a midfielder, is highly rated and is expected to be an important player for the Gers next season.

Rangers won the Scottish Championship title with ease during the 2015-16 campaign and will feature in the Scottish Premiership next season.

Crooks has revealed that he could have joined County on loan back when he was a teenager.

Accrington Stanley's Matt Crooks misses the final penalty in the shoot out

“I probably didn’t know quite as much as I should about Scottish football, but I’m sure I’ll learn in the coming days and weeks,” Crooks told The Scottish Sun.

“I almost went to Ross County on loan when I was 17, but beyond that I only really know about Rangers and Celtic.

“The Old Firm games are the biggest in world football, and the atmosphere is on a different level although the lads have said to expect it to be even better at Ibrox and Parkhead.”

Accrington Stanley's Matt Crooks celebrates after he scores his sides first goal

Crooks was playing for Accrington Stanley last season, and it will be interesting to see how he makes the step up in 2016-17.

Stanley are a League Two side in England, while Rangers are a massive club in the Scottish Premiership.

The top flight of Scottish football is tougher and more competitive than England’s League Two, and it could take Crooks some time to get used to it.

Accrington Stanley's Matt Crooks celebrates after he scores his sides first goal

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