Glasgow Rangers hope former Huddersfield Town player Matt Crooks will be fit for their pre-season tour of the USA.

The 22-year-old, like his Accrington Stanley teammate and fellow former Town player Josh Windass, will join the Ibrox club this summer.

Midfielder Crooks is currently recovering from an ankle injury which has ruled him out of Accrington’s League II play-off campaign.

Striker Windass is due to feature when Stanley host AFC Wimbledon, who hold a 1-0 lead going into tonight’s semi-final second leg. The East Lancashire club also have Town’s Wales Under 21 defender Joe Wright on loan, but he has been struggling with a knee injury.

Matt Crooks (left) and Josh Windass of Accrington Stanley

Huddersfield-born Crooks, who joined Accrington in February 2015 after a loan spell, last played in mid-March and has had surgery.

But the Town academy product, who along with Windass signed a pre-contract with Rangers in January, says it was a

success.

He tweeted: “Operation went well. Now the road to recovery begins.”

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Crooks played just one first-team game for Town, the 4-0 home defeat by AFC Bournemouth on the opening day of the 2014-15 season.

He also had a loan spell at Hartlepool United before joining Accrington, where he has played 53 times and scored eight goals.

Rangers, who have been promoted to the top flight and face Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden on Saturday, will head to South Carolina on June 26.

The trip runs to July 8 and will include a friendly against Charleston Battery.