Rangers loanee Kai Kennedy admits the transition to Raith Rovers from Inverness Caley Thistle has been easy as the talented teenager looks forward to this week’s Fife derby with Dunfermline.

Kennedy and his Raith team-mates welcome the Pars to Kirkcaldy for the BBC Alba clash on Friday night with both sides gunning for a place in the Championship playoffs.

Rangers Heart of Midlothian v Raith Rovers - Scottish Championship

Kennedy in action for Raith against Hearts (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The Scotland youth international played a key role for John McGlynn’s side at the weekend as they beat Alloa 3-1 to move into second in the Championship, and Kennedy wants to grab a “few goals and assists” against Dunfermline.

“It’s been easy coming into the squad,” Kennedy said [Not The Old Firm].


“They are a bunch of boys who help and they are all lads who help. I think I have settled in quite well and you can tell why the team wins. I’ve settled in quite well.

“I want to get goals and assists to get my stats up. I am happy with the assist but a goal would have been better. I am always looking to do my best and that is why I came here, to help the team hopefully go for promotion.

“I think the boys played excellent against Alloa and I was always looking to take players on. I got the assist that I wanted. Every game we take it as it comes and we know Dunfermline will want to bounce back from defeat (against Queen of the South). It’s going to be a tough game and I will be ready. Hopefully I get a few goals and assists.”

Kennedy signed a new Rangers contract before heading to Fife and will be hoping his performances for Raith have caught they eye at Ibrox.

Rangers Queen of the South v Inverness Caledonian Thistle - Scottish Championship

Kennedy also impressed while he was in the Highlands with Inverness (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

With big expectations on his shoulder, Kennedy will be hoping to use his stint in the Kingdom to show he deserves a look over the summer when Steven Gerrard starts pre-season ahead of next season’s title defence.

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