Just a year after Matt Crooks and Josh Windass swapped League Two stalwarts Accrington Stanley for a dream crack at the Scottish Premiership with Rangers, one could now follow the other back below the border.
The Scottish Sun reports that Crooks has signed a three-year deal with Northampton Town after a disastrous debut campaign at Ibrox, starting just one league game before being shunted out to Scunthorpe United in January.
Crooks didn't make the grade at Ibrox
The dynamic midfielder, who was played in an unfamiliar defensive role by Warburton in that 2-0 defeat to Hearts, impressed hugely with The Iron but has now put pen to paper with their League One rivals instead.
And the Daily Record reports that Windass could soon be about to join him in England’s third tier. Rotherham United are understood to have made a bid for the 23-year-old, who featured in just 21 league games in 2016/17.
Rotherham were relegated in humiliating fashion from the Championship last season, picking up the lowest points tally since three were introduced for a win. As such, it is no surprise they are aiming to reinforce their squad in order to stabilise themselves in the division below.
Windass, who netted 15 goals in 30 League Two games for Accrington in 2015/16 to earn a marquee move to Rangers, could be a fine addition. The Scottish Sun added last month that Hull City, where the midfielder’s father Dean enjoys such legendary status, are also keen.
Pedro Caixinha's new signings look to have pushed Windass out
Rangers landed Windass on a free when his contract at Accrington ended, meaning they are guaranteed to make a profit with the Scottish Sun claiming he could fetch a fee of around £500,000.