Rangers loanee James Maxwell gave a man-of-the-match performance as Ayr Utd drew 1-1 with Hamilton in the Scottish Championship.
Ayr, who have only won twice in their past ten matches, could have taken all three points on a cold night at Somerset Park.
Maxwell, who is highly rated at Rangers, showed his class to win the man of the match award and help secure Ayr a point.
Lewis Smith opened the scoring for Hamilton just before halftime against the run of play before Ayr equalised three minutes into the second half as striker Tomi Adeloye made up for previous missed chances by scoring a header to make it 1-1.
Ayr could have won all three points as substitute Cameron Salkheld saw his shot at goal deflected wide.
Maxwell played the full 90 minutes as the result sees Ayr remain in seventh place in the Championship.
The youngster was on loan at fellow Championship side Queen of the South last season where he played 32 matches and scored five times.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst will surely be keeping an eye on all the players who are out on loan and if the 20-year-old continues to impress, he may well find himself amongst the first team on his return.
The defender showed promise during Steven Gerrard’s reign as he was one of several Gers starlets to join the Rangers mid-season training camp in Dubai in 2020.
With Borna Barisic not playing to his usual high standards and Calvin Bassey finding continued success at centre back, then there might be a chance for Maxwell to shine at left-back for the Ibrox side when his loan spell at the Championship side finishes
The Dutchman stated in his first press conference for Rangers that if a player is good enough, then they will get a chance in the side, giving hope to youngsters such as Maxwell.
Great to be back! Looking forward to the season ahead 🏁 https://t.co/E1V3x0vEos
— James Maxwell (@JamesMaxwell223) July 27, 2021
After another impressive performance for his adopted side, then the onus is on the Scot to keep improving and come back to Ibrox a better player.