December 7, 1891
Michael McAvoy and Robert Maxwell, half-backs in the Kilmarnock Athletic have gone to Darwen. Both are good players; McAvoy has not a great turn of speed, but is a ‘cute and dodgy half, a mysterious fellow who has ever been a puzzle to opposing forwards, and much more puzzle to referees.
In Maxwell, Darwen has secured a gem who, with cultivation, will follow in the train of the great footballers who have left Ayrshire before him. He has speed and dash, can play as a forward as well as a half-back, and is a real, rollicking footballer, who will do his best for the club he puts a jersey on for.
(Source: Glasgow Evening Post: December 7, 1891)