Rangers boss Mark Warburton shares Matt Crooks update

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

Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton brought Matt Crooks to Ibrox, and the defender is back in training.

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

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has told Rangers TV that defender Matt Crooks is set to resume full training next week.

The 22-year-old centre-back is slowly but surely returning from an ankle injury which has deprived him of a pre-season campaign with the Gers.

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

Crooks, along with former Accrington team-mate Josh Windass, arrived at Rangers this summer after signing pre-contract agreements with the Ibrox club earlier in the year.

He has been out of action since March with this injury, but Warburton told a press conference on Rangers TV that the towering defender is back in training and will step up the intensity next week as he nears a return to fitness.

"Great to see Matt Crooks come back. He's starting the ball work now and he'll be with us full time as of next week. He adds some real quality and physicality," the 53-year-old said.

Rangers' manager Mark Warburton

Rangers, who drew 1-1 with Hamilton on their anticipated Premiership return last weekend, visit Dundee - who they smashed 4-0 in the Scottish Cup last term - on Saturday afternoon at 12:15 pm.

Another new boy in Joe Dodoo will look to impress on the day as the former Leicester City hitman aims to capitalise on Martyn Waghorn's hamstring injury.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton

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