Rangers youngster James Maxwell is on the verge of completing his loan switch to Ayr United.

The left-back spent last season farmed out to Queen of the South at Palmerston Park and impressed during his stint.

Gers had considered keeping the 19-year-old in and around the first-team to train and allowing him to play for the B-team. But Herald and Times Sport understands he will instead star in the Championship for the Honest Men.

It is understood there will also be an option for Gers to recall the player in January.

He featured a handful of times for their B-team last season in the Challenge Cup but it was at the Doonhamers where he began to make his name.

Maxwell starred 32 times for Allan Johnston's side where he earned rave reviews after scoring five goals and chipping in with assists.

He was in line to play for Gers' B tomorrow in their Lowland League outing against East Stirlingshire at Falkirk Stadium.

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However subject to no injuries to the likes of Borna Barisic or Calvin Bassey - and no Covid-related issues - Maxwell will be unveiled at Ayr next week.

There was recent interest from the top flight in Norway, but Ayr have won the race to bring the defender to Somerset Park.

Maxwell is the second young Light Blue this week to depart Ibrox on loan after Kai Kennedy headed to Dunfermline.