By Alex Stevens

Rangers wide man Fraser Aird is closing in on a move to Scottish Championship side Falkirk, according to a report.

The Mail claim on their transfer news blog on Tuesday (1.11pm) that the Canada international is poised to drop down a division during the January window.

Scarborough-born Aird, 21, joined the Rangers academy in 2012 and was a regular when they were in the lower divisions, racking up 85 appearances, which yielded 12 goals and and 17 assists.

But the former Scotland Under-19 international has found his opportunities far more limited since Mark Warburton took the helm in the summer of 2015.

Aird made just 16 appearances in the Scottish Championship last season and was then loaned out to Canadian outfit Vancouver Whitecaps last January.

The youngster, who can play at right-back or right midfield, is now back at Ibrox but could soon be headed for the exit door on a permanent basis.

Rangers have already been busy in the January window as they aim to strengthen a squad that has been in the shadow or runaway Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic.

Emerson Hyndman signed on loan from Premier League outfit Bournemouth on Monday, while Arsenal midfielder is set to also join on loan as he prepares to undergo a medical on Wednesday morning.

In other Rangers transfer news, the Scottish big hitters are lining up this 29-year-old to replace outgoing ace.

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