// Published September 7, 2016 by content

Matt Crooks is set to return to action for Rangers after a long time out.

Crooks with his towering stature hasn’t enjoyed a game with the team since his injury on March 12. Croooks joined the Gers first team for full training since his ankle injury, making his first since he arrived from Accrington Stanley. He told Rangers TV that it hasn’t be easy for him to acclimatize in Glasgow.

“It felt weird to put my boots back on, they were a bit tight. It was a nice experience to get back out there. The first two days I trained I was terrible! But I am enjoying it now and it is just nice to be back playing football,” Crooks revealed. He adds that he is just trying to be positive despite the stark realities.

Crooks revealed that the injury is the longest he has been out as he rarely picks up injuries. He said he panicked a bit as it was a different experience. The interview with Rangers TV was quite revealing as he spoke at length about being injured, adapting to the situation, and struggling to make a return to regular action.

“I actually got injured in March and I had a scan two days later and they just said it was bone bruising and a bit of swelling. But over the course of time, I could tell in myself that it was a bit more than that. I carried on and tried to get back into training and games but I knew myself it wasn’t right,” the former Manchester United youngster said in the interview.

He admitted that worry played a part in his travail as the swelling didn’t reduce as he expected. He said he was due for another operation, but was lucky to have healed in four weeks instead of three months.