Championship clubs queue up for Stanley duo Windass & Crooks

Date published: Tuesday 10th November 2015 10:52 - Pete O'Rourke

Josh Windass: Catching the eye for Accrington this season

A host of clubs are tracking highly-rated Accrington duo Josh Windass and Matt Crooks, sources have told

The midfield duo have been earning rave reviews this season with Accrington riding high in fourth spot in League Two.

Windass, son of the former Hull City and Bradford City striker Dean, has scored nine goals in 18 appearances, while fellow midfielder Crooks has caught the eye with six goals from midfield.

The performances of the pair have not gone unnoticed among clubs higher up the football pyramid with Windass and Crooks regarded as two of best young prospects in the country.

Scouts from a number of Premier League and Championship clubs have been flocking to the Wham Stadium to cast their eye over the duo in action. Our daily Paper Talk claimed Arsenal were among the clubs to have sent scouts to watch Windass.

Windass and Crooks both came through the ranks at Huddersfield Town, but they failed to make the breakthrough into the first-team at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The duo are both in the final year of their contracts at Accrington and the club face a battle to keep hold of them when the transfer window reopens in January.


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