Former Huddersfield Town players Matt Crooks and Josh Windass could take the high road and move to Glasgow Rangers.

The midfielders are currently plying their trade with Accrington Stanley in League II.

But they have had pre-contract talks with the Scottish club and could switch to Ibrox in the summer.

By that time Stanley could be in League I and Rangers back in their country’s top flight.

Crooks and Windass have thrived in East Lancashire after being released by Town.

Huddersfield-born Crooks left a year ago and signed a permanent deal at Accrington after playing there on loan.

The versatile 21-year-old has made 42 appearances for the club, scoring seven times.

He played just one first-team match for Town – the 4-0 home defeat by AFC Bournemouth on the opening day of last season.

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Windass, the 21-year-old son of former Hull City, Bradford City and Aberdeen striker Dean, has netted 11 times this season.

His overall Accrington statistics since he joined them after leaving Town without a first-team appearance to his name in the summer of 2013 are 17 goals in 76 games (55 starts).

Windass was linked with a string of clubs, including Arsenal, earlier this season.

Both players are out of contract at Accrington this summer.

But due to their age, Stanley, currently seventh in League II, would be due compensation.

Rangers, absent from the Scottish top flight since 2012, currently top the second tier.

Town striker Liam Coogans, 19, is back from a loan spell at Queen of the South, where he made three substitute appearances, including one against Rangers at Ibrox, where the Dumfries side were beaten 2-1.

Centre-back William Boyle, 20, has returned from his loan at Accrington’s League II rivals York City, where he played six times, all in the starting side.

Boyle has made one first-team outing from the bench for Town.