Queen of the South have upped the ante in the transfer market in recent weeks – and Rangers prospect James Maxwell is the latest to join Allan Johnston’s side.

Primarily a full-back, Maxwell spent time at Ayr United and Falkirk before the latter decided to scrap their youth academy.

He then joined Rangers, where he featured in first-team pre-season plans this campaign.

It’s been decided though that he’ll leave Rangers in the short-term for first-team experience, Maxwell moving to Palmerston until the end of the season.

Following the Livingston sale of former Queen’s striker Lyndon Dykes to Queen’s Park Rangers, the Dumfries outfit have been making transfer moves, after a sell-on windfall from Dykes’ transfer.

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Dykes’ transfer to QPR earlier in the window has been a boost. (Photo by Lukas Kabon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Also arriving on Friday afternoon were Niyah Joseph and Euan East, coming in from Annan Athletic and Albion Rovers. That comes after signings such as Aidan Fitzpatrick from Norwich City and ex-Rangers midfielder Rhys McCabe earlier in the transfer window.

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