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The £128k-rated Rangers bargain Warburton should bring to Nottingham Forest this summer



After what could be seen as a relatively unsuccessful spell in charge of Scottish football giants, Rangers, Mark Warburton departed Glasgow to return south of the border with Nottingham Forest.

The former Brentford boss ultimately achieved what his immediate goal would have been, to keep Forest in the Championship, but next season, he will be looking to push on.

Forest just beat the drop last season, with a final day victory over Ipswich sealing their fate, but it certainly wasn’t a comfortable ride up until then.

Warburton has guided a side to the top six before, while at Griffin Park, and you certainly wouldn’t rule out him achieving the same feat with the Midlands giants.

In order to push on up the table, however, he will need to add some serious quality and depth to his squad, and with what will no doubt be a small budget, that will be tough.

One man who Warburton could look to bring back to English football, is Rangers outcast, Matt Crooks.

Crooks (rated at just £128k on Transfermarkt) made the move up to Glasgow last summer, signing on a free from Accrington Stanley, and it was Warburton who signed the midfield powerhouse for the Ibrox giants.

Still, the move never really worked out for Crooks. Injury prevented his for large parts of his Light Blues career and he came back to English football to finish the season with Scunthorpe, where he played nine times.

The Huddersfield Town academy graduate is an imposing figure in the middle of the park, and his ability to go box-to-box is sure to make him a sought after man in the summer.

Indeed, 23-year-old has an eye for goal, boasting the makings of a goal-scoring midfielder, but he has much more to his game that just finding the net.

Crooks is more than happy in possession and when he picks the ball up and starts driving forward, he is extremely difficult to stop. With that in mind, he may be a good fit at the City Ground ahead of next season.


ScoopDragon Football News Network

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