Accrington stop duo from training with Rangers

Josh Windass (pictured) and team-mate Matt Crooks have agreed pre-contracts with Rangers. Picture: Getty
Josh Windass (pictured) and team-mate Matt Crooks have agreed pre-contracts with Rangers. Picture: Getty
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Accrington Stanley are refusing to allow Josh Windass and Matt Crooks to train with Rangers as the row over compensation for the pair rumbles on, according to STV.

The Ibrox side tied up both midfielders on pre-contracts in January. However, as the players are both under the age of 23 and were offered contracts to remain at Accrington, Rangers are required to pay compensation.

A figure has yet to be agreed and the English League Two club retain power over the players until their contracts expire on 30 June.

Rangers insist Accrington are failing to co-operate with the process by providing Rangers with the “necessary detail” required for a compensation figure to be agreed.

Accrington owner Andy Holt told STV Sport: “We’ve written to Rangers informing them of our position and have copied in the FA and the Scottish FA.

“Until the compensation package has been agreed they are our players, so they shouldn’t be allowed to train with Rangers. We have them contracted until June 30.

“They’ve got two great players for nothing so the least they can do is pay up properly and stop playing games.

“I believe they are up there in Glasgow. I have an email from Rangers requesting they train but I’m refusing permission until compensation is agreed.”

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