Maxwell joins from Rangers
United sign James Maxwell on loan
The Honest Men have today completed the loan signing of highly-rated Rangers prospect James Maxwell until the end of the season.
The 19-year old left-sided player checks in at Somerset Park after a hugely impressive loan spell with Championship rivals Queen of the South last season where he scored five goals in 32 appearances for the Doonhamers.
Manger David Hopkin said: "We are delighted to be able to get James here. It is clear how highly rated he is at Rangers and he had a great season at Queen of the South. He is improving all the time, is strong and very quick. James will give us something different in the squad which will give us a variety of options in terms of the way we play."
The move marks a homecoming of sorts for Maxwell, who spent five years with the Ayr United Football Academy, first joining our Under 10s before making the switch to Forth Valley when his family relocated to Central Scotland. Falkirk’s decision to fold their successful youth system in December 2017 presented Maxwell with the opportunity to sign for Rangers and the youngster has impressed the Ibrox hierarchy, going on the train with Steven Gerrard’s first team and earning international recognition with the Scotland U19s.