Could Rangers sending Matt Crooks to Scunthorpe United sweeten Luke Daniels deal?

Rangers manager Mark Warburton during the match

Scunthorpe United's goalkeeper is wanted by Rangers but is it just a coincidence that Matt Crooks has moved in the opposite direction?

So minimal was his impact at Ibrox, Matt Crooks told the Daily Record that Rangers fans would have a tough task recognising him on the street. Therefore, he will be hoping that he makes more of an impression on the supporters at Scunthorpe United, his new home for the next few months.

We reported on Thursday that the 22-year-old holding midfielder would be heading to Glanford Park to boost the Irons' promotion bid, simultaneously giving himself the opportunity to prove that he deserves a second chance north of the border.

Crooks only started one Scottish Premiership game in Rangers’ colours, the 2-0 defeat to Hearts where he toiled in a holding midfield role.

The former Accrington Stanley dynamo will be hoping Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander is a little more clued up on his strengths and weaknesses.

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

However, whether this impacts Rangers’ attempts to lure Luke Daniels from the League One promotion chasers remains to be seen.

Our sources told us earlier in the month that the in-form goalkeeper (below) had emerged as a primary target for the Ibrox club and, with underused understudy Matt Gilks set to depart in the coming days according to the Scottish Sun, a space could open up in the squad for a new rival to number one Wes Foderingham.

Luke Daniels of Scunthorpe United celebrates after the game

Daniels is out of contract at the end of the season so it is not beyond the realms of possibility that Rangers loaning Crooks to Scunthorpe is intended to sweeten a potential deal.

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