By Pete O'Rourke

8th Nov, 2022 | 7:00am

Sources: Luton Town set sights on signing son of Rangers legend Johnston

Luton Town are plotting a move for Motherwell sensation Max Johnston, sources have told Football Insider.

Johnston, 18, has made over 40 first-team appearances already in his career for Motherwell and during loan spells at Queen of the South and Cove Rangers.

Luton have been making regular checks on the right-back, who can also play in midfield, ahead of the January window.

Johnston, who is the son of former Rangers, Hearts and Scotland star Allan, has come through the ranks at Motherwell and is a Scotland Under-19 international.

The right-back, who is currently on loan at Cove Rangers, is out of contract at ‘Well in 2023.

He has racked up two assists in seven Scottish Championship appearances this term amid eight games across all competitions.

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The Middlesbrough-born starlet had been on the bench for three of Motherwell’s six opening games of the season after making two senior appearances in the 2020-21 campaign.

He enjoyed a successful loan spell at Queen of the South last term under the stewardship of his father, scoring two goals and providing three across 31 appearances for the second-tier side.

Max’s father, Allan, racked up over 300 professional appearances and won 18 caps for Scotland.

Luton are currently facing the prospect of losing manager Nathan Jones with Premier League Southampton set to appoint him ahead of the World Cup break.

Football Insider revealed on Monday (7 November) that terms have been agreed with the Welshman and he could be in the dugout for the trip to Liverpool on Sunday (13 November).

James Bree is currently the established right-back for the Hatters, having played all 19 of their Championship games so far this term.

The Bedfordshire side sit eighth in the English second tier.

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