Rangers loanee Kai Kennedy is currently struggling to get a run in the team at Dunfermline Athletic despite his adopted club being bottom of the Championship table.

Peter Grant’s side have only lost one of their last seven matches but they are still winless in the league this season.

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Peter Grant is still looking for his first Championship win as Dunfermline manager. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Goals have been a real issue for the Fife club but exciting creative talent Kennedy isn’t getting much of an opportunity to make his mark.

It’s true that he failed to contribute a goal or an assist during the early stages of the campaign when he made a handful of starts, but most other members of the squad have also struggled in the final third.

For now, though, the Scotland youth international is only getting cameos off the bench.

 

Across the last three matches against Kilmarnock, Partick Thistle and Raith Rovers – all of which have been drawn – Kennedy has seen a total of 56 minutes of action.

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Rangers loanee Kennedy is lacking starts at the club currently rooted to the bottom of the Championship table. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His latest substitute outing was the briefest yet, with the highly-rated young Ger who was linked to West Ham in the summer [Football Insider], only coming on for the final eleven minutes.

Dunfermline are playing pretty direct football right now and clearly, the manager feels that Kennedy isn’t suited to that style.

This is a key season for the 19-year-old’s development, though, and perhaps if his situation and the fortunes of the team don’t improve over the next few months, he should be recalled by Rangers in January with a view to heading out elsewhere.

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