Rangers talent James Maxwell is set to leave Ibrox next week to complete a season-long loan move to cinch Championship club Ayr United (Herald).

Maxwell has appeared for the Rangers B team this season as part of the Ibrox club’s Lowland League venture. But Ayr United manager David Hopkin is set to give the defender another chance in the Championship, with the move to be confirmed next week, barring any last-minute hitches.

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Set for an Ibrox exit. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images for DFB)

The 19-year-old was said to be attracting interest from Scandinavia but a move to Norway is difficult due to the logistics surrounding Covid-19, meaning a move to Ayr United is more feasible. Maxwell has one year left on his Ibrox deal but another Rangers exit beckons.

His senior experience is largely made up from his Championship loan spell from Rangers at Queen of the South last season.

 

The teenage left-back made 32 appearances and scored four times for the Palmerston outfit. Ayr begin their Championship campaign for the 2021/22 season away to Ayrshire rivals Kilmarnock on August 2nd.

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