Highly-rated Rangers talent Kai Kennedy continues to toil at Dunfermline Athletic as the Pars remain without a win in the Scottish Championship this season.
The teenage Ibrox loanee – who is regarded amongst the brightest young prospects in the Scottish game – played 72 minutes of the club’s latest match; a goalless draw with Hamilton.
This result leaves Peter Grant’s side rooked to the bottom of the Scottish second tier after six games, with Dunfermline the only side in the division without a win this season.
The Pars do however have a game in hand against Raith Rovers and can climb off the foot of the division should they be victorious in the Starks Park clash this week.
Kennedy, 19, has struggled to leave an impression in the toiling side since joining in the summer and there may well be some Rangers fans asking if the loan spell is right for the kid’s development.
Last season Kennedy spent the first half of last season on loan at Inverness Caledonian Thistle before winding up at Raith Rovers for the second half of the campaign.
Rangers have recall option on highly-rated young winger Kai Kennedy
During both loan spells Kennedy impressed at Championship level but this time around – for whatever reason – things have not gone to plan at East End Park.
The season is still young and there is still plenty of time for Dunfermline to turn things around but Rangers may well be keeping one eye on the January recall option in the player’s contract.
Rangers confirmed that they can recall the player in January if things don’t work out at Dunfermline and so far things have not gone quite to the plans of head of Academy Craig Mullholland.
“We are looking forward to seeing Kai continue his development at Dunfermline,” said Mullholland after Kennedy signed for the club [Rangers].
“He did well last year at both Inverness and Raith during his first season on loan and his challenge is to take this to an even higher level this year and now make a massive contribution to a Dunfermline side who will have high ambitions for the season ahead.
“Dunfermline have been really keen to sign Kai for some time and we believe that their style of play and excellent grass surface will be conducive to Kai making a big impact.”
For a player once linked to the likes of Bayern Munich, let’s hope that Kai can turn things around before the Gers opt to call him back and move him elsewhere in January.
Regarded as one of the club’s most highly-rated young players, here’s how Gers fans reacted to the news that Kennedy had signed a new deal with the club.