Rangers youngster Kai Kennedy has called making his first-team debut in Friday’s Scottish Cup win over Stranraer a “dream come true” and hopes for “many more” first-team appearances in the coming weeks, months and years.

Kennedy replaced Joe Aribo for the final 20 minutes of the 2-0 win over the League One side and admits that the “excitement was unbelievable” as he joined Nathan Patterson in making his first-team bow.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 17: Kai Kennedy of Rangers controls the ball during the Scottish Cup fourth round match between Rangers and Stranraer FC at Ibrox Stadium on January 17, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The midfielder could get another opportunity tomorrow when St. Mirren visit Ibrox tomorrow and just wants to show what he can bring to Steven Gerrard’s side.

“It was a dream come true, it has been what I have been working for for the last 7 or 8 years and I just hope there are many more to come,” Kennedy told Rangers TV.

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“The message was just to keep my nerves and just do what I do and show the fans what I can do.

“I think there were nerves as well but the excitement was unbelievable and the fans are amazing and it was a great experience.”

Kennedy has shone for Graeme Murty’s Colts side this season and the young midfielder looks to have a massive future ahead of him at Ibrox.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 17: Kai Kennedy of Rangers controls the ball during the Scottish Cup fourth round match between Rangers and Stranraer FC at Ibrox Stadium on January 17, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The midfielder is an incredibly exciting talent and the prospect of more first-team action will be fantastic for his development into a fully-fledged first-team player.

With Kennedy just shy of his 18th birthday, he could be a mainstay of the side for a long, long time.

 

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