FORMER Rangers and Morton midfielder Robbie Crawford has bagged a move to Iceland, the Tele can exclusively reveal.

The 24-year-old, who is from Gourock, signed a deal with champions FH Hafnarfjörður on Saturday as he aims to get his career back on track after his Ibrox exit in August last year.

Crawford won League One and Two winner’s medals during his 15-year spell in Govan having been with the club since the age of eight.

The former Greenock Academy pupil also had a loan spell at Morton in 2014 and played a part in the team’s title-winning campaign.

He also had stints at Alloa Athletic, Raith Rovers and latterly with Lowland League side East Kilbride and earlier this year he held talks with Carolina FC, formerly Carolina Railhawks.

But the former Inverclyde First Touch player has now won a two-year deal with Icelandic champions FH and can’t wait to get started.

Crawford told the Tele: “There have been some tough months since leaving Rangers and I’ve been at some clubs since then but I’ve kept working hard and believing something good would come at the end of it and this has proved me right.

“The club is really ambitious and has won the league the last two seasons and they are looking to win it for a third, as well as the cups.

“It’s part of my motivation to win things and it’s definitely a big factor in me moving there.

“They’ll also be playing Europa League qualifiers and the chance to play in that tournament was a really big factor as well.”

Crawford was handed his Rangers debut under former boss Ally McCoist in 2012 and later that year signed a new five-year deal.

But he left last summer after finding playing time hard to come by under Mark Warburton.

He played more than 50 times for the Ibrox club, scoring seven goals.

During his spell at Cappielow he made 12 appearances and scored once.

But now he is relishing the chance to ply his trade in Iceland.

Crawford said: “It’s been tough not playing so I’m excited to be back in action and part of a team playing every day.

“It’s been a hectic couple of days but it’s been really nice and I’ve had a lot of well done messages from friends and my family are really excited as well.”