Rangers youngster James Maxwell looks set to leave the Ibrox side and embark on a new challenge as teams such as Leeds United [MailonSunday] and Partick Thistle [DailyRecord] have been recently linked with the player.

Maxwell is currently on loan at Championship side Ayr Utd where he has significantly impressed this season. The 20-year-old scored the winner for his adopted side against League leaders Arbroath on Saturday in what was a vital win for the club.

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With Borna Barisic being first-choice left-back, and Calvin Bassey a more than adequate replacement, it is apparent that the chances of surpassing both these players look slim.

“I’ve accepted the fact that I’ll probably need to leave Rangers,” admitted Maxwell [DailyRecord].


“Borna has been on fire for the last year and a half now and Calvin is doing really well too.

“I’ve always had it in the back of my head that if it didn’t happen for me, I needed to have a career regardless. If it’s not at Ibrox, I’d go somewhere else.

“I’ve given myself the best opportunity and it looks like it won’t be enough for Rangers. That’s fair enough.” Maxwell said.

Honest words from Maxwell as he looks set to leave the Ibrox side and he will be an excellent player for whoever he joins next.

The road to the starting XI at Rangers is an arduous one and unfortunately, not every talent that comes through the academy can make it.

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What we know is that the player has given his all for the Gers and these comments are refreshing with regards to appreciating the fact he won’t make the grade at the club and accepting his future lies elsewhere.

Maxwell doesn’t look short of interest, that’s for sure.

Meanwhile, Rangers look set to be boosted as Aston Villa is looking to raid Everton for left back Lucas Digne amid the recent Borna Barisic links.

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