Grant McCann has given Dan Crowley a glowing reference as the playmaker looks to secure a move to Cheltenham Town.

Crowley, who spent the second half of last season at Hull City and helped the Tigers win the League One title, is expected to complete a move to Whaddon Road this week.

The ex-Arsenal and Birmingham man played in Tuesday night’s emphatic 8-1 friendly win over Hereford, impressing during a second half run-out which saw Duff’s League Two winners bag four times in their victory.

Despite turning out for Doncaster Rovers last Friday against Newcastle United, it looks like Crowley will reject the advances of the South Yorkshire club and other potential suitors in League One to sign for the Robins.

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"Dan wanted to have a look at us and we wanted to have a look at him,” assistant boss Russell Milton told Gloucestershire Live.

"We wanted to see how he's going to fit in with us and what he did spoke for itself really.

"We'll have a chat and see where we go from there, but we want to get players in who are going to take us to that next step.

"We have been given good information on him from Hull and he's a very good player.

"He's probably a bit different to what we have and as we've stepped up a level, we have to try and get the best we can.

"Dan fits the bill in that high, top area of the pitch, with the ability to keep the ball and he sees things a lot of players don't see.

"If we think he'll add to us, we'll see what we can do. We kept it really well against Hereford and Dan helped us with that."