Rangers loanee Kai Kennedy scored a superb first goal for Inverness in a 3-0 win over Queen of the South on Friday night.

The 18-year-old was demoted to the Gers B team during pre-season following a breakdown in contract talks and he looked to have no future at Ibrox [Daily Record] prior to heading off to the Highlands on a short-term loan.

Kai Kennedy on his senior debut for Rangers against Stranraer in the Scottish Cup. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, Glasgow Live recently reported that both Kennedy and Rangers are keen to get a new contract sorted, with future talks planned.

The Scotland youth international still has a few weeks left at Caley Thistle, though, and he impressed on Friday night in a Championship fixture shown live by BBC Scotland.

Kennedy opened the scoring at Palmerston in the 21st minute, showing superb skill and confidence in possession.

Following a one-two with a teammate, Kennedy picked the ball up outside the box on the left, dropped the shoulder and went past QoS right-back Willie Gibson like he wasn’t there, before driving towards goal and sliding a finish in off the goalkeeper from a tight angle.

Queen of the South v Inverness Caledonian Thistle - Scottish Championship
Rangers loanee Kai Kennedy scored for Inverness. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It was a piece of individual brilliance that gave the away side the lead and they never looked back, with second-half goals from Roddy MacGregor and Miles Storey sealing the win.

It was a fine first senior goal for Kennedy and the three points saw Inverness move up to fourth in the table.

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