Ayr United signed a second player on loan from Ipswich Town on transfer deadline day. Brett McGavin joins the Championship club until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old will join up with Ipswich teammate Corrie Ndaba at Somerset Park in a bid to help Ayr reach the promotion play-off. At the moment they sit in fifth place, three points behind fourth placed Dundee.

Could make debut against league leaders

McGavin could be handed his Ayr debut in a high-profile game. Ayr takes on Championship leaders Hearts at Somerset Park on Friday night. A win in that game would put Ayr right in contention for one of the places in the Championship play-offs. Indeed, it would put them level on points with Dundee.

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Ipswich Town’s Brett McGavin has joined Ayr United on loan (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Ayr boss Mark Kerr is delighted that the club managed to land the player on the last day of the January transfer window. He disclosed that he is already familiar with the player’s qualities as he had a trail at Ayr United previously.


“Someone we know well”

“Brett is someone we know well having had him here on trial before. As soon as we realised there might be a way we could get a deal done we stepped things up and are delighted to get it over the line” he said.

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Brett McGavin could make his Ayr United debut against Hearts (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

“He has a really good range of passing and is very comfortable on the ball, he has good awareness and is very much the right type that we are looking for. He has been in and around the Ipswich first team all season and will be an excellent addition to our squad” The Ayr United manager concluded.

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